Education Sec DeVos Says Federal Funds May Be Withheld From School Districts That Do Not Make an Honest Effort to Open This Fall

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Tuesday that her department is “seriously considering” withholding federal funding from school districts that do not make a honest effort to bring students back for in-person classes this fall.

“We are looking at this very seriously, this is a very serious issue across the country,” DeVos told host Tucker Carlson. “Kids have got to continue learning and schools have got to open up. There’s got to be a concerted effort to address the needs of all kids, and adults who are fearmongering and making excuses simply have to stop doing it and turn their attention to what is right for them and the students and their families.”

Later in the interview, DeVos told Carlson that “if nothing else, this whole coronavirus has made more and more parents aware of what’s going on in their own children’s schools — or what isn’t going on.

“Right here in suburban D.C., one of the most elite public school districts in the country — over $16,000 [spent] per student per year — they had an absolute disaster this spring,” she added, apparently referring to Fairfax County Public Schools in northern Virginia.

“And now this fall they are suggesting that as a way to start school again you can choose zero days a week for your child to be in school or two days a week,” she continued. “That’s not a choice, that’s a pretense of a choice.

“So, more and more families are at a point of demanding that their kids would be able to continue to learn and they want more options and choices for their kids, too.”

At a White House event earlier Tuesday, Trump vowed that his administration would “put pressure on governors and everybody else to open the schools” after noting that administrators in Florida recently announced plans to reopen schools in that state starting next month.

Tuesday night, DeVos singled out Florida State Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran for praise, saying that he had given students and parents “a lot of latitude” for handling various issues thrown up by the pandemic.

“What the president and all of those at a roundtable today made very clear is the expectation that kids have got to continue their learning,” she said. “There’s no other reason to withhold full-time education.”

I agree with President Trump and Secretary DeVos.

Schools should be open.

Many parents are not equipped to provide an adequate education for their children at home.

Some are, but others do not have the educational background nor the temperament to facilitate the appropriate education of their child.

And, yes, there is indoctrination going on in some school systems,

That is where responsible parents come in.

Be involved in your child’s education. know their teachers and talk to them.

Help you child with their homework.

Look through their textbooks.

School is much more that reading, writing, and ‘rithmatic.

It’s about learning how to get along with other people.

it’s about learning discipline.

It’s about learning how to talk to other people.

It’s about learning about yourself and what you are capable of achieving.

Today’s young people are ahead of preceding generations in terms of understanding technology.

However, they are behind previous generations in terms of people skills.

Learning how to communicate with others is a skill which children will use all of their adult lives.

It is imperative that schools reopen.

You can hug a Playstation or an iPad…but they can’t hug you back.

Finally, those who are intentionally spreading fear are clamoring for the schools to remain shut for a very simple reason: control and isolation.

Like the Marxists before them, they are trying to control our children and to raise a generation of “useful idiots”.

We must keep our Sovereign Nation free, strong,…and educated.

Until He Comes,