Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis warned during a Fox News town hall Wednesday night that the impacts of states keeping kids out of school during the pandemic will last years and cause some kids to lose their futures.
“Well, I think it’s been probably the biggest mistake, tragedy is locking these kids out of school,” DeSantis said about governors who kept kids out of schools. “They’re not following science. This is politics and ideology and quite frankly it’s a disgrace. I was in Baker County, Florida. They celebrated the 180th day of being open, the full school year. They did the full school year, finished it today from the very beginning and every single parent from the beginning had the right to send their kids to school in person.”
“I think there’s obviously a lot of other policies that really mattered. Obviously, we didn’t,” DeSantis continued. “We prevented COVID patients from being sent to nursing homes. We created COVID only nursing facilities to protect the most vulnerable. I think that that mattered. But I can tell you locking kids out of school for over a year, that’s going to have ramifications for our country and those states. It’s not going to be days, weeks, months. It’s going to be years. And some of these kids are not going to have a future as a result of those bad policies.”
DeSantis said another thing Florida did differently was prioritize vaccinating the elderly instead of focusing on politically-motivated pushes for “equity.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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