Department of Education Secretary on Sunday defended President ’s threat to withhold funds from schools that refuse to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, while refusing to say whether her department will follow federal safety health guidelines, which she said are “meant to be flexible.”

“American investment in education is a promise to students and their families. If schools aren’t going to reopen, and not fulfill that promise, then they shouldn’t get the funds. Then give it to the families to decide to go to a school that is going to meet that promise,” she said  with “ Sunday” host Chris Wallace.

DeVos’ comments came after Trump accused last week of wanting to keep schools closed in the hopes that it

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