NYC Mayor Defends Decision To Keep Schools Open
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is standing by his decision to keep his city’s public school district ― the nation’s largest ― open amid the coronavirus outbreak, despite a growing number of districts and states across the country closing their schools.
“My blunt fear is if the schools shut down, they will be done for the year, done for the school year, maybe even the calendar year,” he said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
If students are not at school they may miss meals, may not have adult supervision at home, or they could force a parent, whose job is needed amid the outbreak, to miss work to stay home with them, he said. …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]