Biden Allows In-person Learning For Migrant Children But Not US Children
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki answered questions this week about the educational status of migrant children that are currently being housed in San Diego.
It was reported this week that children who were being housed by Border Control would be given access to in-person learning in schools. Meanwhile, San Diego students have not had access to in-person learning in over a year.
Fox News’ Kristin Fisher asked White House Secretary Jen Psaki about this discrepancy. She responded by saying, “As I understand it San Diego public schools are opening in early April?”
“Okay, and students will be back in the classroom? And I understand it this is related to—part time—and certainly you know our objective from the White House, opening up five days a week, the majority of schools across the country. And they’re on spring break right now, and this is related to volunteering, or being paid, I’m not even sure you’d have to ask the local school district, over spring break for these migrant kids?” Psaki continued.
Fisher reported that the San Diego County Supervisor, Jim Desmond, said that “I think it’s great that there’s in person learning for unaccompanied minors from Central America. I wish every child in San Diego County was allowed the same opportunity for in person teaching.”
“So I guess the question is, does the White House think this sends the right message to these 133,000 kids in San Diego and their parents who have been stuck at home for the last year?” Fisher then asked.
“Well,” Psaki replied, “I’m just saying that context is important. And these kids are going back to school for hybrid learning. We of course want this to be five days a week and we’re confident we’ll get there early next month.”