A group of parents filed a lawsuit against California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other officials in the state for refusing to open schools in 37 counties.
The Center For American Liberty announced Wednesday that they were adding new plaintiffs to the group of now 14 parents who are involved in the suit. The group cites testimony from 20 experts who say that opening schools is safe, challenging the governor’s claim that reopening is too dangerous during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: Gov Newsom Rolls Back California Reopening Plans As COVID Cases Spike, Closes Bars And Restaurants)
Newsom’s coronavirus restrictions “have placed special interests ahead of the wellbeing of the children, and children’s fundamental right to receive a basic minimum education,” the complaint says. “The state’s exclusion from in-person schooling also contradicts the recommendations of experts from across the political spectrum and across numerous disciplines.”
<img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-6975591" class="size-full wp-image-6975591" src="https://cdn01.dailycaller.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/GettyImages-1217699480.jpg" alt="A teacher wears a mask as she gives a lesson on the first day of online class in an empty classroom as South Koreans take measures to protect themselves against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Seoul Girls High School on April 09, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea.