Political Talk: Reopening schools

Political Talk

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM-TV) – On this week’s Political Talk, our correspondents talked about reopening schools in the wake of COVID-19. You can hear what they said in the extended web edition in the video above.


Welcome to Political Talk with Dora Leland and Tom Santulli. On Wednesday President Donald Trump said his administration would pressure all governors to reopen their schools this fall despite the coronavirus outbreak across this country. He disagreed with the Center for Disease Control guidelines for reopening schools and threatened to hold back federal funding for school districts that did not reopen. Many governors fought back saying it is a state’s decision on whether to reopen schools and if they do, it needs to be done safely.

Tom, what are your thoughts on what the President said?

Dora, what do you think?

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