Trump has threatened to cut school funding

US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut funding for schools if they are not open by the upcoming school year, he wrote on his Twitter account.

“Funding may be cut if they don’t open!” the US President wrote. He again accused the Democrats of using the coronavirus pandemic for political gain.

“Democrats think that opening schools before the November election will be politically bad for them, but it’s important for children and families,” Trump wrote. The US President cited the example of “Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden and many other countries where schools opened without any problems.”

Schools closed almost all over the United States in March, and the vast majority remained closed until the end of the school year. It is not yet known whether the institutions will be opened by the new academic year or whether distance learning will continue. The decision to open school buildings in the public education system is made at the district level in individual States. Private schools and universities make their own decisions, but they must also act within the current rules and state requirements. On Tuesday, Trump said he would put pressure on governors to open schools.