New York Times op-ed admits ‘Trump was right,’ Democrats ‘wrong,’ about keeping schools open

New York Times op-ed admits 'Trump was right,' Democrats 'wrong,' about keeping schools open

An op-ed from 纽约时报 offered a stunning admission Wednesday about 特朗普总统‘s strong stance on keeping schools open 在此期间 新冠病毒 大流行.

Hours after it was announced that 纽约市 schools would be shutting down amid nationwide spikes in coronavirus cases, Times opinion columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote a piece titled, “When Trump Was Right and Many Democrats Wrong.


Some things are true even though President Trump says them,” Kristof began. “Trump has been demanding for months that schools reopen, and on that he seems to have been largely right. Schools, especially elementary schools, do not appear to have been major sources of coronavirus transmission, and remote learning is proving to be a catastrophe for many low-income children.

Yet America is shutting schools — New York City announced Wednesday that it was closing schools in the nation’s largest school district — even as it allows businesses like restaurants and bars to operate. What are our priorities?” Kristof asked, later insisting shutting down schoolsshould be the last resort.


Kristof complained how the debate over keeping schools open waspoliticizedafter Trumpblusteredin July about schools needing to open whiletrying to project normalcy” 而 “too many Democrats instinctively lined up on the other sideand noting how then-Democratic nominee Joe Biden, as well as Democratic mayors and governors, 表达 “extreme caution.


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