President Trumps Wants Schools To Reopen, Governor Burgum Agrees
As a kid, I would have loved for my school year to be cancelled. But this is so extreme, even my younger self would have been praying to go back to class. The pandemic has caused us all to have divided feelings about what we need to do in order to move on with our lives. So, what will happen this fall when families are preparing for a new school year?
Yesterday morning, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to voice his thoughts on schools reopening this fall. He tweeted about schools in other countries that are opening, saying that (if American schools don't open) he "May cut off funding if not open!" His next tweet said the CDC recommends "very tough & expensive guidelines for opening schools" and that he would meet with them about the latest guidelines. So, what does North Dakota's governor think of opening this upcoming school year?
According to Valley News Live (Fargo), Governor Doug Burgum agrees with the President that schooling should resume this fall. According to the news story, the governor stresses the importance of holding in-person class. Valley News Live's story also says that Governor Burgum is expected to share our state's guidelines next week. Get more information on the story here.
I wonder how different the life of a school-aged person will be post-pandemic. Are kids going to have to get used to being "isolated" together while in their learning environments? Could strict guidelines have negative repercussions on the whole education experience?