Sunday, September 18, 2022

House Republicans Probing if COVID Funds Were Used for Critical Race Theory in Schools; Most parents agree that going to school gives kids a normal life, and other C-Virus related stories

House Republicans probing if COVID funds were used for critical race theory in schools:
Top House Republicans launched an investigation Wednesday into whether the Department of Education allowed schools to use federal COVID-19 relief funds to try and push critical race theory (CRT) on kids.
The probe is looking to determine if states — including New York, California and Illinois — put the pandemic federal funds towards “radical curricula to indoctrinate America’s students.”
“Republicans are investigating the use of COVID-19 relief dollars appropriated for virus mitigation and the safe reopening of schools,” the GOP lawmakers said in a letter sent to Education Department Secretary Miguel Cardona.
“Based on recent reports, the Department of Education is allowing Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and related COVID relief funds to pay for racially biased and other progressive leftist programs.”
House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) and and Education and Labor Committee ranking member Virginia Foxx (R-NC) are leading the investigation. --->READ MORE HERE
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Most parents agree that going to school gives kids a normal life: poll:
Two-thirds of parents are relieved when the school year starts, but not because they want a break from their children.
According to a recent poll of 2,000 parents of children ages 0-6, 56% believe that returning to school gives their children an opportunity to regain normalcy by engaging in social activities.
And parents believe school is for more than just learning new things (54%); it’s also for making new friends (50%) and learning crucial social-emotional skills (48%), which can include those that help them cope with daily challenges and grow academically, professionally and socially.
Conducted by OnePoll, on behalf of The Goddard School, the survey uncovered how parents immerse their children in social interactions before and throughout the pandemic.
Overall, nearly two-thirds of parents (61%) believe that the pandemic has put their child behind both socially and developmentally.
Further, almost three-quarters (70%) of parents indicated social-emotional learning and learning social skills are the most important growth areas for their child.
In fact, learning social skills (36%) and gaining social-emotional intelligence (35%) were two of the top cited areas in which parents believe their children need the most support or improvement. --->READ MORE HERE
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