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De Blasio shutter NYC schools denied over coronavirus in spite of trade Union pressure

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To double the New York city mayor Bill de Blasio Friday his decision not to shut down the public schools will be driven, in spite of increasing pressure from teacher unions and other democratic politicians.

“We are closing the school, we can’t see it for the rest of the school year. We can’t see the beginning of the new school year. And that weighs heavily on me,” said the mayor, according to The New York Times.

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Public schools in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta and other cities closed due to the Corona Virus outbreak. It is country-wide closures were, in some States, including Virginia, Ohio and Washington state.

New York is temporarily closing schools, where student or teacher tested positive for the virus, but the state has kept as far away, on a wider closures.

In the Big Apple, shutting down schools is one of the greatest switch-off would be in the country, and some have concerns about the possible impact. Workers in key areas such as transportation and medical care, for example, have to worry take your time for the children. Many low-income families to schools, meals, medical assistance, and even a Laundry service.

But teacher unions have pressure on de Blasio, a Democrat, shutter schools, saying it is an important step to stop the spread of a deadly virus, increases has become a pandemic.

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“We need to find ways to keep our kids safe and to see that they are fed. We must do what we can to ensure that our students can learn more,” United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew said in a statement. “But we have reached the point where to keep the continuation of our class-room open, is more persistent threat than the interference by the school closures.”

NYC Council speaker Corey Johnson, who supported the closures, tweeted: “Teaching and learning does not take place under these circumstances.”

“The city must immediately come up with a plan, child-care, relief of families that need it, so that our essential workers, especially health workers, can continue with their tasks,” he said.

But de Blasio still has the support of the other leaders, including Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has the power, shut down schools country-wide, but so far have not chosen to do so. According to the times, Cuomo has said that the evidence from other hard-hit countries, it is unclear whether the children were carriers of the virus.

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De Blasio brushed off the criticism of those who This is calling for caps, saying: “not a popularity contest-this is war.”

To keep his decision, the schools pulled open, with the support of other unions, as the representatives of the health care system.

“While calls to the vicinity of New York City public schools, we demand to recognize mayor de Blasio to take the plight of health care workers, transit workers, and other key workers, which are not in the location, the time,” George Gresham, President of 1199SEIU, said in a statement. “These hard-working women and men rely on our public schools to not only educate your children, but the creation of a safe environment for them while their parents work.”

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“The closure of New York City public schools without the care plan for these children would be a serious burden on our social infrastructure through the reduction of employees in the health sector, and possibly to help the profits of curbing the spread of COVID-19. This would undoubtedly be an even greater threat to New York families,” he said.

The debate in New York City is considered the country as a whole, taking increased steps to combat the virus.

President Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to free up almost $50 billion in funding for States. The house passed a coronavirus-response packet late Friday night, sending them to the Senate for consideration.

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