Coronavirus cases are spiking again in the U.S., and school is on the horizon. Can they reopen safely? fstop123/Getty Images AdvertisementWith COVID-19 cases spiking again in the United States, and many schools from pre-K through 12 to colleges and universities still unclear about whether or how to open in the fall, President Donald Trump is threatening to cut federal funding to districts that don’t. In a tweet, he wrote, “May cut off funding if not open!” In the same tweet, he cited the fact that schools reopened in several European countries without a problem and asserted concerns over doing the same in the U.S. were based on political goals. “The schools will be open in the fall, and we hope that most schools are going to be open,” Trump said during a White House education briefing Tuesday, July 7, 2020. “We don’t want people to make political statements or do it for political reasons. They think it’s going to be good for them politically, so they keep the schools closed. No way. So, we’re very much going to put pressure on governors and everybody else to open the schools.” Trump did not, however, explicitly say who would actually cut the… Read full this story
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