AG Dana Nessel criticizes President Trump’s threats to pull school funding

Video Credit: FOX 47 News Michigan
Published on July 9, 2020 - Duration: 02:16s

AG Dana Nessel criticizes President Trump’s threats to pull school funding

Wednesday, President Donald Trump tweeted he will consider pulling funding from schools that don’t reopen because of the Coronavirus.

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AG Dana Nessel criticizes President Trump’s threats to pull school funding

ADMINISTRATIONSRESPONSE TO THIS VERY SERIOUSISSUE."PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HASTHREATENED TO PULL FUNDING FROMSCHOOLS THAT DO NOT REOPEN THISFALL.MICHIGAN'S ATTORNEY GENERALSAYS..

THE THREAT IS PUTTINGAMERICANS AT RISK.FOX 47'S MAUREEN HALLIDAY HASMORE ON WHAT THAT MEANS FORMICHIGAN'S SCHOOLS."AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAYTHEY DON'T STAY AT SCHOOL THEYGO HOME AND THEY GO HOME TOTHEIRPARENTS AND THEIR GRANDPARENTSWHO ARE OLDER WHO DO HAVE OTHERCONDITIONS THAT LEAVES THEM MORESUSEPTABLE."PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TOOK TOTWITTER WEDNESDAY TO PUTPRESSURE ON STATESLOOKING TO POSSIBLY KEEP THEIRSCHOOLS CLOSED IN FEAR OF THECORONAVIRS.

NESSEL SAYS THEPRESIDENT ISN'T THINKING WITHTHE PUBLIC'S HEALTH AND SAFETYIN MIND."AND TO SAY WE'RE ALL GOING TOHAVE THE SAME PLAN FOR ALL 50STATES WHO HAVE TO GO BACK TOSCHOOL NO MATTER WHAT IS A WAYWE TOTALLY DISREGARD THE HEALTHAND THE SAFETY OF EVERYOONEIN AMERICA, NOT JUST SCHOOLCHILDREN BUT THEIR FAMILIES ANDTHEIR COMMUNITIES."PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S THREATTO TAKE AWAY SCHOOL FUNDINGCOMES ONE DAY AFTER ATTORNEYGENERAL DANA NESSEL FILED ALAWSUIT AGAINST THE U-SDEPARTMNET OF EDUCATIONAND IT'S LEADER SECRETARY BETSYDEVOS.

UNDER DEVOS' NEWPOLICY-- PRIVATE SCHOOLS WOULDRECEIVE 21 AND A HALF MILLIONDOLLARS IN CARES ACT FUNDING.NESSEL SAYS THAT MONEY SHOULD BEALLOCATED BACK TO PUBLICSCHOOLS."THEY CAN BE ABLE TO LEARNONLINE THEY CAN BE ABLE TOAFFORD HOTSPOTS AND INTERNETACCESS AND LAPTOPS ANDCHROMEBOOKS AND THINGS OF THATNATURE.

CHILDREN HAT ARE INSOME OF THEELITE PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND HAVEMORE MONEY ARE NOT NEARLY INNEED OF THAT FUNDING IN THE SAMEWAY.THEY ALREADY HAVE ACCESS AND THEABILITY TO AFFORD THOSE THINGSTHAT ALLOW REMOTE LEARNINGAND POOR CHILDREN SIMPLY DON'T."NESSEL SAYS DEVOS ISN'T USINGTITLE ONE FUNDS CORRECTLY.

THEFUNDS UNDER TITLE ONE ARESUPPOSE TO GO TO LOW-INCOMESTUDENTS."INSTEAD OF LOOKING AT THENUMBER OF LOW INCOME STUDENTSWHICH THEY'RE REQUIRED TO DOUNDERTITLE 1.

THEY LOOKED AT THETOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS THATARE IN THESE PRIVATE SCHOOLSAND THATS WHERE THE DISPERITYCOMES IN AND THATS NOT THEFORUMLA THEY HAVE EVER USED ANDTHEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO USE THATFORMULA NOW IN REGARD TO THECARES FUNDING."BUTT"SHE WILL SAY WELL I AM TAKINGIN CONCSIDERATION OF TITLE ONEBUT SHE'LL BE UTILIZING A NEWFORMULATHAT FRANKLY SHES CREATED ON HEROWN THAT HAS NEVER BEEN UTILIZEDBEFORE AND REALLY UNDEMRMINESTHE PURPOSE OF TITLE ONE."IN LANSING -- MAUREEN HALLIDAYFOX 47 NEWS.ATTORNEY GENERAL NESSEL SAID...SHE IS HOPING FOR A COURT ORDERTHAT WOULDALLOW HER TO ALLOCATE THE $21MILLION BACK TO PUBLIC SCHOOLSAND

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