The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) on Wednesday released its own plan for safely reopening schools across the country, contrasting it with comments made by President TrumpDonald John TrumpMeat and poultry industry groups applaud Trump for keeping processing plants open FBI releases documents showing Roger Stone, Julian Assange communications Approval for Trump’s handling of coronavirus drops 10 points: poll MORE in recent days.“Our blueprint serves as a stark contrast to the conflicting guidance, bluster and lies of the Trump administration,” AFT President Randi Weingarten said in a statement. The union released a 20-page “science-based” plan on how schools should be reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic that has shuttered learning institutions nationwide. ADVERTISEMENTThe union’s plan comes after Trump said last week during a White House briefing: “I think the schools are going to be open soon.” During a conference call on Monday, Trump reportedly urged some state governors to consider reopening schools for the remainder of the school year, and said during a briefing that same day that he thinks “you’ll see a lot of schools open up, even if it’s for a very short period of time,” adding that he thought “it would be a good thing.”The AFT said its plan is “based on the science as… Read full this story
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