Another bizarre and out-of-touch Facebook post from Congressman Cline.
Everyone– students, teachers and parents– wants schools to reopen as soon as possible. The sticking point– which Cline and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seem to ignore– is whether it can be done safely.
It’s absurd to suggest that the challenge of reopening schools is comparable to reopening stores and restaurants. As one commenter to Cline’s Facebook post pointed out, “Going to a restaurant is a choice, attending public school is required.”
Spending an hour or less at a time in a store or restaurant is a lot different from spending six hours a day, five days a week in a classroom.
Congressman: Due to the coronavirus, many public school systems in the Sixth District are starved for funds, which would make reopening difficult even if COVID were to magically disappear. Are you and the other Republicans in Congress prepared to provide sufficient federal resources to help schools reopen safely?
Instead you throw in your lot with Secretary DeVos, who is always looking for reasons to undermine public education.
Once again, your devotion to the whims of the Trump administration overrides any concern for the students, teachers and parents you purport to represent.