Governor Desantis encourages schools to reopen

Governor Desantis encourages schools to reopen
Posted at 3:06 PM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 15:06:58-04

Governors across the country are taking sides in the debate on safely reopening schools amid a resurgence of Covid-19 cases.

Friday, Governor Ron Desantis weighed in on the increase of cases against the education gap that he says can come from students learning at home, and compared going to school to grocery shopping.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says Florida's statewide mandate to reopen schools goes against its recommendations.

President Trump also reminded the public of his threat to withhold federal funding if schools do not reopen.

It's important to note that federal money makes up a small amount of school funding.