California governor Gavin Newsom (D.) said on Tuesday that he can relate with parents suffering through the “brutal” difficulties of having kids in virtual school, neglecting to mention that his kids returned to their private school for in-person learning months ago.
During a Tuesday CNN appearance, Newsom said he too was “living through Zoom school” as a father of four and called himself a “strong advocate” of in-person instruction. Newsom’s children, however, returned to the classroom nearly five months ago.
The governor in late October revealed that his kids’ Sacramento private school was “phasing out” of virtual learning in favor of a hybrid approach. Students returned to the classroom full-time in November.