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'I Don't Agree' with Opening Schools as Soon as Possible

'I Don't Agree' with Opening Schools as Soon as Possible

The president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) told the USA Today editorial board she does not agree with President Donald Trump’s view that schools should reopen as soon as possible.

The union leader said the distance learning taking place since schools shut down “is something that we all know has not been good for kids.”

Weingarten added perhaps “a kid or two” will do well with virtual learning, but dismissed it as a potential ongoing education mode.

In response to her support to “road test” some possible innovations for schools during the summer months, Weingarten admitted some of her members have asked, “[W]hy are you pushing for this?

And why are you pushing for summer school?”

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