Pres. Donald Trump: Keeping kids out of school is causing ‘probably more death’ and ‘economic harm’
Donald Trump calls for American children to return to school
The White House hosted a discussion on the safe return of schoolchildren to their desks
President Donald Trump on Wednesday reaffirmed his intention to promote the opening of American schools in the new school year. Trump said this during an event called “Children First: Safe Return of American Children to School,” which took place at the White House on Wednesday afternoon..
The open discussion was attended by parents, students and teachers who support the idea of resuming school activities. In addition to Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, presidential advisers Kellyanne Conway and Scott Atlas, and Education Secretary Betsy Devos also attended the event..
“President Trump believes American schools should reopen because he is guided by scientific evidence that the coronavirus poses an extremely low risk to children, and in fact, children are at greater risk when they are forced to stay at home,” said in the White House message.
“The President supports parents by giving them the opportunity to make the best decision for their children,” added the White House.
Trump expressed solidarity with state governments by committing $ 13 billion to support school education and calling on Congress to allocate an additional 105 billion, 70 of which will go towards K-12 schools, which provide 12 years of schooling..
“Our schools and our states have the resources to safely reopen, and we urge Congress to partner with us to provide an additional $ 105 billion. We are confident that we can safely open our schools. We know it will be better for our children. We don’t want them to lag behind in school, but we also don’t want our children to miss out on counseling, services for children with special needs, and school-only nutritional programs. Getting our kids back to school … is also important for working families. Only about 20% of single parents can work remotely. To rediscover America, we must reopen American schools, ”said Vice President Mike Pence..
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