TikTok Helped Teachers and Students Stay Connected During the Pandemic. Now Trump Wants to Ban It
When schools closed in March because of the coronavirus, Vanessa Cronin had no idea how to make instructions for her Spanish lessons engaging enough for her students to read.
“So now I’m supposed to type my instructions in an email?” Cronin, who teaches at Marine Science Magnet High School in Groton, Connecticut, asked herself. “I could picture my kids at home saying things like, ‘Too long. Too boring. I won’t read this.’”
Then she remembered how much her students love TikTok, the video-sharing social media app that President Donald Trump now wants to ban as a threat to national security.