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Trump claims that distance learning is “not the answer” in an effort to get schools open by the fall

Donald Trump says schools should reopen in fall because ‘online learning isn’t the answer’ and pledges to send 125 million masks to classrooms

  • Trump spoke at the White House on Wednesday when he praised school reopening, claiming that distance learning is ‘not the answer’
  • “It’s interesting because one thing we learned on this Chinese plague horror show is that virtual isn’t as good as there are,” he said.
  • Also during Wednesday’s comments, President Trump boasted about providing 125 million reusable masks to various school districts

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that distance learning for students is “not the answer” for when schools reopen in the coming weeks.

Trump spoke at the White House praising the reopening of schools, despite the fact that schools across the country saw an alarming rise in the coronavirus among students, teachers and other staff.

“It’s interesting because one thing we’ve learned on this Chinese plague horror show is that virtual isn’t as good as there are – virtual just isn’t the same,” Trump said. New York Post reports.

Trump spoke at the White House on Wednesday when he praised school reopening, claiming that distance learning is 'not the answer'

Trump spoke at the White House on Wednesday when he praised school reopening, claiming that distance learning is ‘not the answer’

Last month, the Trump administration advised schools to try a range of practices – including student cohort – to stop the spread of COVID-19.

While officials claimed children were less prone to the virus, Trump urged older teachers to stay at home.

“We’ve heard for a long time how great it would be, how great it would be,” Trump said of distance learning. “Well, we’ve had the ultimate right of sampling, which is the whole country, practically, and it’s not that good.”

Cherokee County (pictured) is the largest school district in Georgia that currently offers face-to-face classes. But an increasing number of infections is forcing large numbers of students and staff to quarantine

Cherokee County (pictured) is the largest school district in Georgia that currently offers face-to-face classes. But an increasing number of infections is forcing large numbers of students and staff to quarantine

Cherokee County (pictured) is the largest school district in Georgia that currently offers face-to-face classes. But an increasing number of infections is forcing large numbers of students and staff to quarantine

‘We have also learned that tele health is very good. “Telehealth is up 3,500%,” Trump said.

Also during Wednesday’s speech, Trump boasted about supplying 125 million reusable masks to various school districts.

The White House event was also attended by Richard Corcoran, commissioner of the Florida Department of Education.

He claimed that when the districts opened this week, there was “nearly 100 percent teacher participation.” Corcoran added that there was 70 percent of the personal participation among students.

Trump’s conviction comes when a suburban Atlanta school district temporarily suspended personal instruction at a second of six high schools on Wednesday, saying an increasing number of COVID-19 cases are quarantining large numbers of Cherokee County students and teachers. forced.

Trump said several school districts would also be masked. The government hopes to have 125 million masks

Trump said several school districts would also be masked. The government hopes to have 125 million masks

Trump said several school districts would also be masked. The government hopes to have 125 million masks

Meanwhile, Georgia’s largest school district was struggling to launch online learning for its 180,000 students, as parents complained that their students were repeatedly trying to log into Gwinnett County’s online system.

Cherokee County is the largest school district in Georgia that currently offers face-to-face classes. But an increasing number of infections is forcing large numbers of students and staff to quarantine. The district announced that it would close Woodstock High School until Aug. 31, a day after it made the same announcement at Etowah High School. Each school has approximately 2,500 students.

As of this morning, the number of positive cases at the school had increased to a total of 14 with tests in progress for an additional 15 students; and, as a result of the confirmed cases, 289 students and staff are under quarantine and, if the pending tests prove positive, the total would increase significantly, “Cherokee County Superintendent Brian Hightower wrote in a message to parents.

It is unclear whether students or staff at school have been infected.

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