If you remember from earlier this week, Trump and Pence talked about having the Centers for Disease Control loosen guidelines to pave the way for a wreckless full reopening of school this coming school year.
From the Associated Press in today’s Winston-Salem Journal:
Determined to reopen America’s schools despite coronavirus worries, President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to hold back federal money if school districts don’t bring students back in the fall. He complained that his own public health officials’ safety guidelines are impractical and too expensive.
Well, just a while ago this happened:
That’s big for the entire country, especially North Carolina where today saw another 2000+ cases of COVID-19 diagnosed (from WRAL).
And if you didn’t know, if each of the states in this country was classified as a country based on population and cases of COVID-19, 15 of the top 25 countries would be US states.
North Carolina made that list. We would have been much higher if our governor had not used his executive orders to put in restrictions that Dan Forest is suing him over.
And here’s the second victory for North Carolina schools today. Remember this from last week?
That was from the Center For Racial Equity in Education concerning the an upcoming vote for new social studies standards that seems to eliminate vital references to races and cultures in many aspects.
At today’s State Board of Education meeting:
This is a good thing.