Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has rolled back civil rights protections for college students filing complaints of sexual harassment or assault. (Courtesy of globalcitizen.com)
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has rolled back civil rights protections for college students filing complaints of sexual harassment or assault. (Courtesy of globalcitizen.com)

Despite the recent surge in coronavirus cases nationwide, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos again called for schools to reopen in the fall.

During a Sunday appearance on CNN, DeVos said it should be standard that schools are open for in-person instruction in the fall, but declined to offer guidelines for reopenings from the Department of Education.

In adding that “recommendations for every situation is going to look slightly different,” DeVos stressed that individual school districts have plans to respond to outbreaks of the coronavirus.

“What we’re saying is that kids need to be back in school and that school leaders across the country need to be making plans to do just that,” DeVos said. “There’s going to be the exception to the rule, but the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall. And where there are little flare-ups or hot spots, that can be dealt with on a school-by-school or a case-by-case basis.”

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