Wednesday, July 8, 2020

President Trump Wants Schools Opened in Fall; will 'pressure' States if Needed, and Other C-Virus Updates

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President Trump said Tuesday that he’ll pressure governors to reopen schools in the fall, warning state leaders against using education to “make political statements” about recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.
“We’re very much going to put pressure on the governors and everybody else to open the schools,” Mr. Trump said at a White House summit on opening schools safely. “It’s very important for our country, it’s very important for the well-being of the students and the parents.”
The president criticized Harvard University for deciding to allow mainly freshmen to come to campus in the fall, saying the Ivy League school is taking “the easy way out.”
“I think it’s ridiculous,” he said. “That’s not what we want to do. I guess their endowment’s plenty big.”
The president said “everybody” wants children to return to school, after months of school closures due to the COVID-19 crisis that is still surging in many states. Florida on Monday ordered its K-12 schools to reopen in August.
“The moms want it, the dads want it, the kids want it. It’s time to do it,” Mr. Trump said. “We want to get them open quickly, beautifully in the fall. This is a horrible disease, but young people do extraordinarily well.”
First lady Melania Trump said children who’ve been out of school “are missing more than just time in the classroom.”
“They’re missing the laughter of their friends, learning from the teachers and the joy of recess and play,” she said.
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