Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos: We Need to Reopen In-Person Learning in “Every Possible Situation”

Published by

Parents across America would like to get their children back to school, but also do so in a safe way. In some areas, that has been difficult. The city of Boston recently shuttered public schools after an alarming rise in positive COVID-19 cases.

Despite having the virus, Donald Trump has also pushed for the reopening of schools. And he is joined in lock-step by his Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.

Advertisement

On Wednesday, DeVos held a virtual conference call with the Pacific Research Institute. During the call, she made some alarming comments about public schools.

The Secretary remarked, “We know that in some places where there is a spike in cases of the virus, that there may have to be short times of working at a distance, but for those families who need and want this for their children, learning in person, there’s no other substitute for it.”

Advertisement

DeVos continued, “We have continued to urge states and districts to make sure they’re offering this as an option to families. Of course, these are state and local decisions, but we will continue to use the bully pulpit to urge this to happen.”

The Secretary also took a shot at Unions during the call. When discussing safety demands made by teachers, she said, “It’s not focused on doing what’s right for students. It’s focused on adult issues and protecting adult positions, adult power, and frankly, at the core, it’s all around the resources and the power. This is not focused on doing what’s right for kids.”

Advertisement
Advertisement
Published by

Recent Posts

Democrats Reject Default Terrorist Mitch McConnell And Say Blood Will Be On GOP Hands

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) said that Democrats have no plan B, and if Mitch McConnell…

37 mins ago

Watch Josh Hawley Fall Flat On His Face As He Questions DHS Secretary

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) kept trying to put words in the Homeland Security Secretary's mouth,…

2 hours ago

Trump’s Sedition Proven By Eastman Memo Laying Out Plan To Overturn The Election

Trump went beyond wanting Pence to overturn the election. His lawyer, John Eastman, drafted a…

3 hours ago

Chuck Schumer Vows Democrats Will Pass Voting Rights Bill On Their Own

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on the Senate floor that Republicans block the Freedom…

4 hours ago

House Democrats Unveil Legislation to Keep Government Funded Through December 3

With just days until the deadline, House Democrats have unveiled legislation that will avert a…

6 hours ago

House Democrats Are Moving Forward with Legislation to Limit Presidential Powers

Former President Donald Trump was often criticized for both representing and exhibiting an unprecedented extension…

7 hours ago

This website uses cookies.