In a White House summit on Tuesday, President Donald Trump again called on schools across the United States to bring students back to campuses in the upcoming fall semester.
“We want to get our schools open,” Trump told health experts, educators, students, and parents who participated in the discussion on how to safely reopen schools that have been closed since March. “We want to get them open quickly, beautifully in the fall.”
To reach this goal, the president said he will pressure state leaders he believes are politicizing the decision to reopen schools.
“We dont want people to make political statements or do it for political reasons, they think its gonna be good for them politically, so they keep the schools closed, no way,” Trump said, after noting that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered schools in his state to reopen next month.
“Were very much going to put pressure on the governors and everybody else to open the schools,” he continued. “Its very important for our country, its very important for the well-being of the students and the parents.”
Trump was joined by the first lady, who emphasized the physical and psychological impact on students during the months-long school closure. Melania Trump also urged educators and parents to follow guidelines from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.
“When children are out of school, theyre missing more than just stuff in the classroom,” she said. “Theyre missing the laughter of their friends, learning from their teachers and the joy of recess and play.”
The Trump administration and Republican leaders have repeatedly stressed that schools should reopen and return to the normalcy before the pandemic.
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