White House Stumbles Over How Best To Reopen Schools, As Trump Blasts CDC Guidance

Updated 3:40 p.m. ET In the latest move from the Trump administration to push for states to reopen schools this fall, Vice President Pence couched guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to safely reopen schools, saying it shouldn't be used as a "barrier" to students returning to classrooms. Speaking to reporters during a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting at the Department of Education on Wednesday afternoon, Pence stressed that states and local...

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In the wake of ongoing protests for racial justice, young people in America are demanding change from their schools.

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In the wake of ongoing protests for racial justice, young people in America are demanding change not just from police departments and legislatures, but also from schools. Petitions are circulating all over the country now to create what's called anti-racist education.

SUMAIYA DELANE: These are long-standing issues that need urgent solutions. It needs to be total transformation versus reform.

SAMIZA PALMER: I don't think you can have a truly anti-racist curriculum unless the teachers have gone through that same sort of training themselves.

AILSA CHANG, HOST:

In the wake of ongoing protests for racial justice, young people in America are demanding change not just from police departments and legislatures, but also from schools. Petitions are circulating all over the country now to create what's called anti-racist education.

SUMAIYA DELANE: These are long-standing issues that need urgent solutions. It needs to be total transformation versus reform.

SAMIZA PALMER: I don't think you can have a truly anti-racist curriculum unless the teachers have gone through that same sort of training themselves.

The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968 prompted educator Jane Elliott to create the now-famous "blue eyes/brown eyes exercise."

As a school teacher in the small town of Riceville, Iowa, Elliott first conducted the anti-racism experiment on her all-white third-grade classroom, the day after the civil rights leader was killed.

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