Monday, July 13, 2020


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic during a news conference at Florida's Turnpike Turkey Lake Service Plaza, in Orlando on July 10, 2020.
Gov. Rick DeSantis orders Florida schools to open despite his state shattering the U.S. record for increased COVID cases. If Florida were a country, it would rank fourth in the world for the most new cases in a day behind the U.S., Brazil, and India, according to a Reuters analysis.
Ed. Sec. Betsy DeVos echoes Trump's threat
"American investment in education is a promise to students and their families," she said. "If schools aren't going to reopen and not fulfill that promise, they shouldn't get the funds." -- Fox News
 U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley to Betsy DeVos on schools reopening
"I wouldn’t trust you to care for a house plant, let alone my child." -- Boston Globe
Naomi Klein
When you slow down, you can feel things; when you’re in that constant rat race, it doesn’t leave much time for empathy. From its very beginning, the virus has forced us to think about interdependencies and relationships. The first thing you are thinking about is: everything I touch, what has somebody else touched? The food I am eating, the package that was just delivered, the food on the shelves. These are connections that capitalism teaches us not to think about. -- Guardian
Sam Nunberg, GOP political consultant
“While voters may push away from Trump if he loses, it’s not that they didn’t like his agenda. They won’t like that he failed in implementing it and failed at getting re-elected.” -- Guardian
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
...said that even with the rising rates, he still wants the schools to reopen as scheduled next month, saying children have not proven to be vectors for the disease in states and countries where campuses are open. He said while each county will have to come up with procedures, depending on their local infection rate, not opening the schools would exacerbate the achievement gap between high- and low-performing students. -- Chicago Tribune

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