Trump Threatens To Defund Schools That Don’t Open

Politico reports:

President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are threatening to cut federal funding if schools don’t fully physically reopen, increasing pressure on education leaders as the Trump administration intensifies its drive to get kids back in classrooms.  On Tuesday night, DeVos said she is “very seriously” looking at withholding federal funds from schools that don’t pen their doors this fall.

“Kids have got to continue learning,” she told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson late Tuesday. “Schools have got to open up, there has got to be concerted effort to address the needs of all kids and adults who are fear mongering and making excuses simply have got to stop doing it and turn their attention on what is right for students.” Federal funding for K-12 schools includes billions for low-income schools and special education.