In a virtual conference on education Wednesday, Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, urged fellow Democrats to blame President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos if public schools fail as they reopen in the fall.
A report from Education Week noted that Perez was asked why Trump should be responsible since state and local leaders have more power over K-12 education. He replied “that the impact of the president’s failure to properly address the pandemic in January and February was ‘impossible to overstate.’ Without a strong testing and tracing system, he said, schools ultimately would not be able to pick up where they left off.”
Perez reportedly rejected the notion that “if we are unable to open up our schools again, it’s somehow a failure locally when you’ve had this abject failure of the federal government to lead. For this president, the buck stops anywhere but him,” he concluded.
Dems have been destroying American education for decades. But the buck stops anywhere but with them.