GILLIAN TURNER (GUEST ANCHOR): Some San Diego County parents are sounding off over plans for teachers to provide in-person instruction to migrant children. This before their own kids are allowed to return to school. The majority of students there haven't seen the inside of a classroom in well over a year. And one parent is telling Fox News, quote, “The system is broken when San Diego teachers are teaching migrant children in-person but the 100,000 students of tax-paying families in San Diego’s Unified School District are stuck learning in Zoom school.”
We’ve got Joe Concha on tap, he’s media and politics columnist for The Hill as well as a Fox News contributor. Joe, you always have a hot take on these cultural issues. What do you say about this situation in San Diego?
JOE CONCHA (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): You have this juxtaposition on the other side of your screen, in terms of migrant children entering the country, being in these facilities that are not 50% capacity like the CDC says, not even 100% capacity, but some over 700% capacity as we've seen in Donna, Texas, and now in San Diego. They're getting in-person learning and your average parent like me is sitting at home and saying, “Wait a minute. Why for them, people who aren't even citizens of this country during a pandemic, getting that courtesy and my child may still be on Zoom?" My child is now in a hybrid situation. We'd really prefer for her to be back full-time. That's my take on this, there really seems to be such a contradiction and we have a president that is very different than the candidate in terms of words and deeds, Gillian.
TURNER: So listening to what you are saying, Joe, it’s not so much that you or these San Diego parents would deny migrant children the chance to be educated, right? It is not about an either-or here. The crux of the matter is that you and other parents are upset at this point because you were promised schools would reopen, they haven't reopened. Great to have migrant children receiving the education that Americans so desperately want, but don't forget about the Americans.