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Opposition to Trump’s School Plans Is a Fear Campaign, DeVos Says

  • The president wants classrooms filled, but educators resist
  • Debacle in a Georgia district with lax Covid guidelines
Betsy DeVos
Betsy DeVosPhotographer: Abaca/Pool/Bloomberg
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Resistance to President Donald Trump’s push to reopen U.S. classroom doors comes from a “coordinated effort and a campaign to sow fear,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Thursday.

Her unsubstantiated claim on Fox News followed a day of arguments from Trump himself on the need to bring kids back to class and the release of a gauzy set of guidelines on how to do it. But some districts that followed the White House advice and threw open their doors in the pandemic are slamming them shut again.