‘Kids need to be in school’: Education Secretary DeVos supports president’s plan to reopen schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she supports President Donald Trump's plan to reopen schools this fall.

News 12 Staff

Jul 13, 2020, 10:58 AM

Updated 1,374 days ago

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she supports President Donald Trump's plan to reopen schools this fall.
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Speaking in Sunday TV interviews, DeVos says, “There is nothing in the data that would suggest that kids being back in school is dangerous to them. Kids need to be in school. They need to be learning, they need to be moving ahead, and we can't -- we cannot be paralyzed and not allow that or not be intent on that happening."
DeVos stressed kids attending school in the fall should be the rule, not the exception.

The CDC says if schools want to reopen, desks should be spaced out, face coverings worn, and physical barriers installed in common areas such as gyms and cafeterias.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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