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White House Vows to ‘Pressure’ Schools to Reopen in The Fall

A whole lot of stressed-out parents just breathed an enormous sigh of relief.

For many parents, the most discombobulating piece of the entire coronavirus puzzle was just what to do with children not able to go to school.

In the early days of the COVID crisis, while many of us were still working our day jobs under some semblance of normalcy, having the children suddenly thrust back into the home full-time was troublesome.  Many dual-parent homes have both adults working, and many single-parent homes saw adults who were working more than full-time.  The urgent need to keep the children occupied while still putting food on the table was a genuine struggle.

Soon, however, a great many American adults were sent home – either to work from their abodes or on unemployment – which at least partially solved the issue of the homebound youngsters.

Now, with the fall semester just over the horizon, many parents are wondering if their little ones will again be tethered to the homestead or venturing back to their educational establishment.  If President Trump has his way, it’ll be the latter.

President Trump on Tuesday said that his administration would be “putting a lot of pressure” on US governors to reopen public schools in the fall.

“We’re very much going to put pressure on governors and everybody else to open the schools, to get them open. It’s very important,” Trump said at a White House event featuring health experts, educators and politicians on school reopenings.

“So we are going to be putting a lot of pressure on [governors] to open your schools in the fall,” he continued.

“Everybody wants it. The moms want it. The dads want it. The kids want it. It’s time to do it.”

The President would go on to laud the efforts of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who earlier announced that schools in The Sunshine State would be opening in the fall.

 

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