For the second year in a row, New York City schools are back in session after the winter break amid a rapid surge in COVID-19 cases — this time caused by the highly contagious omicron variant. Keeping schools open for in-person learning is a controversial move, but the new mayor, Eric Adams, and his schools chancellor are sticking to it. Brooklyn College and CUNY Grad Center education professor David Bloomfield joined Errol to weigh in on the debate over school closures and talk about the many other deep-rooted problems the city’s Department of Education still needs to confront. Bloomfield argues that Chancellor David Banks needs to focus on tackling school segregation, but is he willing to take on that fight?
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