US Wrestles with How to Open Schools Safely

By Steve Baragona

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WASHINGTON – Everyone agrees kids should be in school.

While opening schools in the fall has become the latest Trump administration political battle, the question is not whether it’s a good idea. It’s whether it can be done safely.

With the opening of the new school year just weeks away, President Donald Trump threatened school districts that do not send kids back to classrooms. Though the federal government has little control over school finances, he said in a tweet he “(m)ay cut off funding if not open!”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.