DeSantis on the reopening of Florida schools: “If you can make Walmart”, “we can absolutely make schools”

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisDeSantis Breaks With Fauci, Says Florida Hasn’t Rushed Reopening Night Health Care: Coronavirus Deaths Rise Again Amid Rising Epidemics | Trump-Fauci divide becomes more apparent | New York to deliver remdesivir to Florida after DeSantis rejects offer of assistance New York to deliver remdesivir to Florida after DeSantis rejects offer of assistance PLUS (R) Thursday compared the reopening of state public schools to the reopening of retailers like Walmart and Home Depot. “We have spent months saying there were certain things that were essential – including fast food restaurants, Walmart, Home Depot,” said DeSantis in Jacksonville, Florida., CNN reported.

« If fast food and Walmart and Home Depot and look, I’m doing all of this, so I’m not looking down – but if all of this is essential, then educating our children is absolutely essential.

DeSantis, a loyal ally of President TrumpDemocrats accuse Trump of commuting between Roger Stone and Trump: “The most corrupt president in history” Trump confirms the 2018 US cyber attack on the Russian troll farm Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods at boycott middle PLUSmade the statement after the president announced he would pressure the governors to reopen schools this fall. Florida is one of the many states in the country currently experiencing a serious COVID-19 epidemic.

The state reported on Friday 11,433 new cases of coronavirus, its largest one-day increase since last week.

DeSantis said online learning is “Just not the same” and that he worries that the children “will not participate in the activities”. He also said he supports parents who have chosen to continue their education online.

“But I’m convinced that if you can do Home Depot, if you can do Walmart, if you can do these things, we can absolutely do the schools.” I want our children to be able to minimize this education gap which I think has grown, ”he said.

However, the opening of schools poses obstacles that are not present in the reopening of large retailers. Children and teachers will stay indoors for extended periods in smaller rooms than those in a retail store or grocery store.

The reopening of many school districts is also a budgetary issue, as school systems must purchase safety equipment in order to reopen buildings safely in accordance with public health guidelines.

The School Superintendents Association has estimated that protective measures in schools would cost an average of about $ 1.8 million per school district.

Randi Weingarten, president of the prominent union of the American Teachers’ Federation, told The Hill’s Steve Clemons on Wednesday that to reopen schools safely, the federal government must allocate additional emergency funds.



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