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Opposition To Baltimore City Schools' Return Plan

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Baltimore City plans to begin bringing students and staff back to classrooms next month. Is it safe? Durryle Brooks, a commissioner on the Baltimore City School Board, explains why he thinks the risks are too great, particularly for low-income families and students of color. Read his Baltimore Sun op-ed here.

Plus, what do some students think about returning to the classroom? With other student activists, Joshua Lynn, a senior at Baltimore City College, is organizing a strike to protest the return to in-person learning. Lynn says the plan needs diverse input.

Learn more about the strike:
Interview on WEAA's Today With Dr. Kaye
SOMOS City Knights on Twitter
Real News Network, "Safe Return or No Return: Strike looms for public schools"

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
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