One of the debates currently happening is whether or not children should return to school classrooms this fall.
Many people believe the lockdowns have already gone on too long and that we should reopen schools, especially since evidence shows children are not as vulnerable to Coronavirus.
Trump made it clear this week that he believes schools should be reopened.
FOX News reports:
Trump, in push to reopen schools amid coronavirus outbreak, vows ‘pressure’ on governors
President Trump, at a White House event Tuesday with first lady Melania Trump, said his administration would “very much put pressure” on governors to reopen their states’ schools in the fall amid the coronavirus outbreak.
“We don’t want people to make political statements or do it for political reasons, they think it’s gonna be good for them politically, so they keep the schools closed, no way,” Trump said after noting that the administration of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently announced plans to reopen schools in that state starting in August. “So, we are very much going to put pressure on governors and everybody else to open the schools.”
“Our country has got to get back, and it’s got to get back as soon as possible, and I don’t consider our country coming back if the schools are closed,” the president added. “Everybody wants it, the moms want it, the dads want it, the kids want it.”
He said that the COVID-19 death rate was down “ten-fold” thanks to promising therapeutics. “We will put out the fires as they come up but we have to open up our schools,” Trump said.
See the video below:
It does seem like the right thing to do.
School closures disproportionately harm minority communities.
President Trump knows it's time to reopen the schools NOW!
But Biden will always prioritize the demands of teachers unions over what's best for America's students.https://t.co/ttRgiHrkgw
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) July 7, 2020
While Joe Biden’s sole focus is keeping corrupt teachers unions happy, @realDonaldTrump is working with local officials to safely reopen schools this fall and protect our nation's children.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) July 7, 2020
We can’t stay shut down forever.