White House chief of staff Ron Klain defended teachers unions, whose members refuse to return to the classroom despite a federal government report that schools can reopen safety during the coronavirus pandemic, denying that educators are “overruling studies.”
”I’ll give you a word, money. That’s why the president of the United States sent a plan into Congress even before he took office, to make the investments you need to make the school safe,” Klain said on CNN in an interview with Erin Burnett Tuesday evening.
“What that study in Wisconsin from the CDC showed was, the 17 rural schools that got a sizable grant from a private foundation to put in the kinds of safety measures that they needed,” he said, referring to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Klain agreed that students in small classrooms in rural areas can attend school safely, and said some governors were investing in their schools but not all governors were doing that.
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