Trump calls online education a ‘terrible decision’
Published: 01:05 PM, 15 July 2020
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the decision to offer only online education in Los Angeles and San Diego schools from August is completely wrong. He said this in an interview with CBS News.
Trump said, “I would tell parents and teachers that you should find yourself a new person, whoever’s in charge of that decision because it’s a terrible decision. Because children and parents are dying from that trauma too. They’re dying because they can’t do what they’re doing. Mothers can’t go to work because all of a sudden they have to stay home and watch their child, and fathers.”
The Los Angeles and San Diego school districts have more than 700,000 students. Authorities there said Monday that classes for the next school year will be online. When the situation becomes normal, the classroom will be open, they said.
“While the new school year will begin in August, it will not start with students at school facilities. The health and safety of all in the school community is not something we can compromise,” Austin Beutner, superintendent of Los Angeles Unified, said on Monday.
New York City schools, meanwhile, have announced they will introduce offline and online classes. Authorities in Maryland, a suburb of Washington DC, have also announced the launch of online classes.