WH Pressures CDC To Endorse Reopening Schools

Politico reports:

The White House is hammering a message of reopening schools even as coronavirus cases spike throughout the country, insisting it’s OK to move ahead and that decisions last spring to close doors came from states rather than health experts at the CDC.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, wrote an op-ed for USA Today advocating liability protections for schools in any upcoming emergency relief package and underlining GOP support for helping parents with their child care problems.

At the White House, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she wanted to give a “shout out” to state commissioner of Florida who came out with a “very comprehensive” plan yesterday and said others may want to look to that.