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Trump threatens to withhold funds if schools don’t reopen

The heavy pressure from the Trump administration for schools to fully reopen nationwide notably runs counter to the traditional Republican stance favoring local control of school decisions, as well as guidance from Dr. Anthony Fauci, who directs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, local health experts and the existing guidance from the CDC.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo also weighed in Wednesday on the administration’s pressure to reopen schools, stating that the president lacks legal authority to force reopenings, adding that decisions in his state will be made on an individual district level and based on how safe it is to do so.

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