September 1, 2020
Episode 74

Back to School with Nicholas Ferroni

Shockingly, in the middle of the worst pandemic in a century, children and teachers are being forced back into schools at the risk of their own lives. Already, we’ve seen outbreaks in schools across the nation, and a president that refuses to bow to science in a sick attempt at political gain. Nicholas Ferroni is a nationally recognized educator and activist who educates, mentors and inspires students to reach their goals while driving a national dialogue about education reform. He joined Alyssa Milano to talk about the state of schools during COVID-19.

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Sources for audio clips

Intro
Coronavirus: LAUSD to close schools amid COVID-19 outbreak - ABC 7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FX6JDVgQto
NY schools closed statewide rest of academic year - ABC News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qTPGezNeDk
Being a kid stuck at home during covid-19 | Voices from the Pandemic - Washington Post https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44e12ZVh4Go
Navigating the Complexity of the 2020-2021 School Year - The Bush Center https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNIWW_wWJG0
Some Teachers Are Scared to Go Back to School - Inside edition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5i1xHaiAVw
Trump pressures governors to open schools https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9GiTbE8lMM
Can schools reopen in the fall? Dr. Anthony Fauci responds - ABC7NY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE4a9a3IhV8
Teachers Afraid To Go Back
Teachers are writing their own obituaries as schools near reopening amid COVID-19 - GMA https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/story/teachers-writing-obituaries-schools-reopening-amid-covid-19-72060961
Feeding Kids Who Rely on School Meals
With some schools closed, there is a concern for students who rely on school lunches - 11 Alive youtube.com/watch?v=v9xUraA4xVI
Inadequate Ventilation in Schools
Improving school ventilation could help reduce COVID-19 spread in schools: experts - CBS News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjBtKSETpjY
School Budget Cuts
State budget cuts and the future of California schools - CBS 8 San Diego https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OLClpq-M9c
Difficulties of Remote Learning Access
Parents becoming teachers: How to keep your child learning while home from school - NewsChannel 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOs1obWnTfE
Parents Struggling with Schools Closed
Parents struggle to homeschool kids during COVID-19 - CBS News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HENMKp3r5LY
Outro
Teacher Writes Mocking Obituary for When Schools Reopen - Inside Edition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn0WmjKXHoo

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Natasha Jacobs
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle