Amidst the rise of COVID-19 cases in the United States, President Donald Trump hosted a national dialogue with State, local, and tribal leaders along with educators and families to discuss the importance of reopening all of America’s schools in a safe way to ensure the country’s growth.
In his meeting inside the White House, POTUS stressed on the adverse side of continued closure of schools which restricts the development of children, affects their mental well-being and limits the educators’ potency in addressing issues like drug abuse, sexual assaults, depression and more among the children .
Along with it, the Trump Administration has also made $13 billion available to support continued education for K-12 students enrolled in public, charter, and private schools affected by the coronavirus and has asked Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to release detailed guidance to ensure school officials understand how to prepare for, prevent transmission of, and react quickly to coronavirus cases within an education system.
For the wellbeing of our children and country, students must begin safely learning again and receiving supportive services from schools.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 8, 2020