Rep. Ayanna Pressley Slams Secretary Of Education For Having 'No Plan' To Reopen Schools Safely
The CDC warned that children meeting in groups could put everyone at risk.
July 13, 2020 at 2:43 pm
Despite the CDC stating that children meeting in groups could put everyone at risk and many states already reporting incidents of children spreading the virus in environments like day cares, DeVos said that students must go back to in-person learning.
“It really is a matter of paying attention to good hygiene, following the guidelines around making sure we are washing hands, wearing masks when appropriate, staying apart at a bit of a distance, socially, and doing the things that are common sense approaches to ensuring that kids can go back to the classroom and can go back to learning,” DeVos said during an appearance on CNN.
When asked about the federal government’s guidelines for the coronavirus, DeVos said the CDC never recommended schools close down in the first place. She said the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics say that students need to go back in order to learn and we “can’t be paralyzed and allow that or not be intent on that happening.”
DeVos said there will be exceptions to the rule but that schools need to begin in-person instruction. She said “hotspots” will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
DeVos’ plan, or lack thereof, is prioritizing money over the safety of the American people, the Massachusetts representative said.