In a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee hearing Wednesday, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee), who chairs the committee, outlined a few of the challenges schools across the country are facing during the coronavirus pandemic, including:
- Limited space in public schools for social distancing.
- Rigid rules for district administrators as a result of state, local and union rules and regulations that make changes to academics, class size and schedules difficult.
- Creating a mask-wearing and rigorous hygiene culture among younger children.
- Systematic testing of children.