Abstract: Trump seems to have an unchangeable insistence on resuming classes and restarting the economy. On Wednesday (August 12), Trump once again "opened school safely", demanding that all schools in the United States reopen in the fall and pressured Congress not to or Fewer funds are allocated to schools that do not reopen in the fall. Prior to this, 34 principals of Brooklyn, New York had jointly sent a letter to the Governor of New York State, the Mayor of New York City, and the Director of the New York City Department of Education, requesting an extension of face-to-face teaching.
Trump seems to have an unchangeable insistence on resuming classes and restarting the economy. On Wednesday (August 12), Trump once again "opened school safely", demanding that all schools in the United States reopen in the fall, and pressured Congress not to or less Schools that do not reopen in the fall allocate funds. Prior to this, 34 principals of Brooklyn, New York had jointly sent a letter to the Governor of New York State, the Mayor of New York City, and the Director of the New York City Department of Education, requesting an extension of face-to-face teaching.
The White House said the social cost of suspension exceeds the risk of reopening, and the child infection rate is low
At a discussion meeting held at the White House on the afternoon of the 12th, Trump repeated his call to "reopen all American schools in the fall." Representatives of parents, teachers and doctors at the meeting expressed their support for the reopening of classes across the United States. Vice President Mike Pence and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos also attended the meeting. They said that the health risks of keeping children at home are greater than the risks associated with the COVID-19 epidemic.
At present, Congress is still negotiating a new round of bailout bill. Trump pressured Congress to let “funds follow the students” in terms of funding allocation. That is, if local schools did not reopen and conduct face-to-face teaching, they were originally allocated to schools. The funds should belong to the parents.
As Congress is negotiating a new round of virus relief, Trump said that if the local school does not reopen for face-to-face instruction, the school's funds should belong to the parents. He said on Wednesday that he wants funds to follow students, while Democrats want funds to follow unions. De Vos also agreed, saying that families need to make useful choices for their children and their education.
In the fact sheet issued on the same subject, the White House emphasized that Trump advocates for the safe reopening of schools this fall. The purpose is to ensure that children in the United States receive the best education and care, meet the needs of American children who need to return to class and who need to return to work. The well-being of your parents.
The fact sheet pointed out that Trump believes that from the perspective of the harm to children's well-being, the social costs of closing schools to children and families have exceeded the risks of safely reopening face-to-face classes.
In addition, the fact sheet also stated that the risk of severe COVID-19 or death in children is extremely low, not only much lower than that of adults, but even lower than seasonal flu. The fact sheet also mentioned that most teachers from kindergarten to high school are relatively young (below 60 years of age), and the risk of becoming severely ill, hospitalized, and death is extremely low when there is no underlying disease.
The White House fact sheet also emphasized that Trump is providing all students and educators with the tools and resources they need to continue learning and teaching.
Four principals of New York City jointly sent a letter to the mayor requesting postponement of face-to-face classes
On Tuesday (August 11), in Brooklyn, New York City, the 15th school district, 34 principals joined forces with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City The Director of the Education Bureau, Richard Carranza, wrote in a letter stating that due to the severe shortage of funds for the new crown virus pneumonia epidemic, he requested an extension of face-to-face teaching.
The letter read: "It is very certain that we will not be able to open the school safely and effectively on September 10."
"Since the outbreak of the new crown virus pneumonia in New York City in March, we have seen that the isolation ward is full, and the nurses are not wearing masks and personal protective equipment. The school will not be able to get sufficient resources to ensure that the epidemic prevention measures after the reopening can be effectively implemented. There are still classrooms without windows in the school, and the ventilation equipment inside has not been updated for decades."
"The funding for the new crown virus pneumonia epidemic is not enough to solve the challenges we face. Our teachers are also afraid of returning to school to face face-to-face lessons."
"The period from September 10 to September 18 should be used to learn how to effectively implement epidemic prevention measures. During this period, school employees will learn new health and safety measures, place and inspect classrooms, receive trauma response guidance, and ensure that the school building is The epidemic prevention measures can be effectively implemented, allowing the building response team to practice the implementation of epidemic prevention measures."
"From September 21 to October 18, schools are allowed to selectively allow students to gradually integrate into the mixed learning model."