Governor DeSantis To Clay: Yes, Kids Need To Return To Classroom

When it comes to kids being back in school, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis agrees with the CDC and pediatricians. It needs to happen, and right away, DeSantis indicated during an exclusive interview with OutKick’s Clay Travis on Fox Sports Radio.

“It was one of the biggest policy failures in modern American history,” DeSantis told Clay. “The data, as you say, is overwhelmingly clear. We knew this back in May. We did know in March that kids were less likely to suffer significant illness from (the COVID-19 virus). By the time we got to May we had examples of schools being open all over the world. And it was clear, kids are at low risk. They’re not big spreaders of this, particularly the younger kids.”

DeSantis added that not only do a lot of parents want to be back in school, “but a lot the kids want to be back in school.” A lot of parents, DeSantis said, have told him that a return to the classroom has actually lifted their kids’ spirits.

Check out the video below to listen to the full interview, in which the governor and Clay also touch on the subject of Super Bowl LV.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. The teachers who received a vaccine and then refused to go back in a classroom need to be held accountable. How many elderly or sick people did not get a vaccine while a healthy 30 something did?

    If you want the media to investigate this. Just start saying that it was Trumps idea and they will all make it a 24 a day headline.

  2. 1)…I don’t think this particular illness is completely fake or a fraud (people were getting sick)

    2)…the reaction to it, the numerous false positive tests, the fact the flu basically disappeared or all the comorbidities WITH covid, plus the fact masks and lockdowns never worked except to placate the masses, plus the fact they want to keep this up despite a supposed vaccine, plus the Time article that came out that the election was ‘fortified’ (what a term) by the cabal was already in the works before covid was unleashed (October 2019) just proves not only was this nefarous but very destructive…those that took advantage of this are going to have to live with this on their heads

    DeSantis was one of the few leaders who had his head on straight through all of this.

    • Well said. And the Time article that came out saying the election was ‘fortified’ was simply stunning. They openly admitted that they ‘fortified’ it by changing rules and laws as well as by manipulating flow of information. (I first heard of the Time story from Tim Pool. In fact I just partly quoted Tim’s take on the article. Tim has a lot of good information and insight.)

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