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President Donald Trump pushed back at states considering keeping schools closed in the fall, saying that state leaders may be seizing on the opportunity to make a “political statement.”
Trump touted a declining number of coronavirus deaths, higher rates of testing, and a resurgence of new jobs as indications that US schools should reopen, though experts have warned that the death rate is likely to rise again as the number of new US cases continues to climb.
As of July 7, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 2.9 million cases and more than 130,000 deaths in the US — the highest of any other country in the world.
Schools across the US moved to virtual learning in response to the US coronavirus outbreak. Some states have said that they would reopen classrooms in September.
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President Donald Trump pushed back at states considering keeping schools closed in the fall, saying that the move is “political” and goes against the will of parents and students.
During White House discussions on how to safely reopen America’s schools, Trump insisted that everyone is in favor of plans to send children back to school in September, despite the alarming rise in the number of new coronavirus cases across the US.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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