‘You Can’t Do That!’ Says Fox New’s Chris Wallace Triggered Over Trump Admin COVID-19 Decision
Chris Wallace had himself all worked up on Sunday while speaking with the Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over the Trump Administrations’ threat to cut off federal funding to school districts that refuse to reopen.
Wallace said, “Both you and the president have threatened to cut off funding for school systems that don’t open fully in the fall. ”
He continued, “One, under what authority are you and the president unilaterally going to cut off funding. Funding that’s been approved by Congress — and most of the money goes to disadvantaged students or students with disabilities? And secondly, isn’t cutting off funding exactly the wrong answer? Don’t you want to spend more money to make schools safer, whether it’s with plastic shields or health checks, various other systems? Doesn’t it make more sense to increase funding for schools where it’s unsafe rather than cut off funding?”
DeVos said, “America investment in education is a promise to students and their families. If schools aren’t going to reopen and not fulfill that promise, they shouldn’t get the funds. Then give it to the families to decide to go to a school that is going to meet that promise.”
Wallace said, “You can’t do that. I know you guys support vouchers, and that’s a reasonable argument, but you can’t do that unilaterally, you have to do that through Congress.”
DeVos said, “Well, we’re looking at all the options because it’s a promise to the American people and their families. And we want to make sure that promise if followed through on.”
Many states are allowing children to attend summer camp and if they can attend summer camp they can go to school.
“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.”