California Becomes First State to Report 600,000 Coronavirus Cases

michael barbaro

From The New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro. This is “The Daily.”

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So far, the debate over school reopenings has been dominated by a president who is determined to send students back into classrooms —

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We want to reopen the schools. Everybody wants it. The moms want it. The dads want it. The kids want it. It’s time to do it.

michael barbaro

— and by local school officials, who are answering that call.

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So we’re very much going to put pressure on governors and everybody else to open the schools.

michael barbaro

Today: My colleague Dana Goldstein on why teachers and their unions are defying those plans.

It’s Thursday, August 13.

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Good evening. I stand here tonight not only as governor of Florida, but as a husband, a father, a son and a friend to have a conversation about how we as Floridians approach these challenging times. As a parent of three, I know that my fellow parents here in Florida want nothing more than to provide a bright future for their children. And here’s the hard truth. While the risks to students from