Florida Governor Ron DeSantis isn’t letting omicron panic prevent Florida’s children from getting a proper education. DeSantis reaffirmed his stance at a recent press conference that school closures are non-negotiable —kids need to be in school.
“Our schools will be open in the state of Florida. If you look at the data that’s been amassed throughout the pandemic, it’s found that you have worse outcomes by closing schools,” DeSantis said earlier this week “And so it’d be so damaging. Kids need to be in school.”
“Parents need to be assured that they’re going to be able to send their kids to school,” the governor said. “Our universities are going to be open, our state universities, they’re going to have in person instruction. I think any university that doesn’t do that should have to refund a hundred percent of the tuition to the parents.”
At a more recent press conference, DeSantis once again stated that Florida will stay free.
“You look what’s going on in other states, they’re letting hysteria drive them to doing really damaging things…they’re closing schools. They’re doing things that should not be done…We are 100% committed to making sure that people are able to live their lives, that our kids are able to get an education, that people’s businesses are able to operate and that people have jobs.”
“That is just non-negotiable.”