Our President only cares about the optics of his reelection. Our billionaire Education Secretary's personal fortune is invested in private and charter schools staying open. Meanwhile, cases are rising rapidly with no signs of slowing.
Placing our children into indoor group settings, betting on our teachers' and school administrators' lives, exposing parents to transmission...Trump and Betsy DeVos are willing to risk all of this to save their own skins and finances.
Add your name to tell schools not to cave to political pressure, and to remain closed in hotspots until it's actually safe to reopen.
We still do not have conclusive data on how much young children become infected or transmit the virus. But we certainly have data on how schools opening in hotspots may affect teenage high schoolers and all adult teachers/staff – we're playing roulette with their lives.
Nor have we supplied schools with the funding, time, or training needed to control COVID-19 outbreaks.
Trump and DeVos are closing their eyes to the potential devastating consequences of sending 56 million children and two million teachers back into close quarters.
Sign here to tell schools to base reopening decisions on local case rates and the infrastructure necessary to reduce transmission – NOT on Trump's reelection goals.