On Wednesday, South Dakota GOP Governor Kristi Noem, who has shown time and again she is utterly unintimidated by political correctness, appeared on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” where she stated that South Dakota’s children would “definitely be in the classroom” for the school year, adding, “Our kids need to be in school.”
Noem stated bluntly, “Well, the science is clear. Our kids need to be in school. It’s better for them; we’ve got a lot of kids that haven’t checked in since this virus hit. It’s really our most vulnerable population that needs to be back in those classrooms.”
Distance learning isn’t a long term solution. Our kids have only achieved about 70% of the learning that they could have if they had been in the classroom. In some districts, we lost touch with about 30% of our students.
The data is clear: our kids need to be in the classroom. pic.twitter.com/h90NvCRl4q
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) July 29, 2020
Host Ainsley Earhardt asked, “Many of us are trying to plan the rest of our lives, and we are all just on hold right now, waiting to see just where we’re supposed to be, if we should move, if we should stay, if our kids are going back to school. When will governors, when will you all make decisions? I’m sure – each governor’s going to have their own timeline, but when are you going to definite?”
Noem replied, “Well, for us, our kids are going back to school on time.” – READ MORE
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