National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia bashed President Donald Trump’s push to reopen schools during a Wednesday interview on CNN’s New Day — “double dog” daring him to sit in a classroom with 39 sixth graders and breathe their air without preparing a safe return.
Garcia clarified that she wants schools to open back up as soon as possible and noted that teachers and parents are more eager to get students back in schools more than anyone else is. She added that she wants to open schools safely — commenting on states that saw spikes in coronavirus cases once they opened restaurants and bars too early.
“This isn’t a bar. We’re talking about second graders. I had 39 sixth graders