Friday, September 9, 2022

Team Biden’s Shameless Bid to Dodge Blame for School Closure Damage; White House Rebrands as School Reopening Champs as COVID-19 Learning Loss Revealed, and other C-Virus related stories

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Team Biden’s shameless bid to dodge blame for school closure damage:
Team Biden’s comment on news that school lockdowns cost America’s kids years of progress boils down to “Don’t blame us!”
Seriously: President Joe Biden’s Education Department late last week issued this absurdity: “When President Biden took office, most schools in America remained closed. President Biden got to work. He put teachers at the front of the vaccine line and got Congress to provide aid to improve ventilation and spacing in schools. This plan produced results: A few weeks after President Biden put these measures in place, a majority of schools were open for the first time since the pandemic started.”
What bull: The Biden administration without question slowed down school reopenings, in concert with Democrats nationwide who were rushing to please teachers unions that fought them.
It’s a known fact that schools reopened far sooner in Republican-led “red” states and cities than in Democratic-controlled “blue” ones. Teachers unions in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and other major cities kept schools closed far longer than in, say, Florida — which had in fact reopened well before Biden took office. --->READ MORE HERE
White House rebrands as school reopening champs as COVID-19 learning loss revealed:
The White House is touting its efforts to open schools in 2021 amid reports that students suffered severe learning loss while schools were closed.
Average math and reading scores for students at the age of 9 declined substantially over the past two years, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation's Report Card, a period of time correlating with COVID-19-related school closures.
The same day the data were released, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona penned an op-ed touting the Biden administration's efforts to reopen schools.
"When @POTUS took office, schools were closed," Cardona wrote in a tweet accompanying the piece. "The former admin talked a lot but took no action. We had a plan to get teachers vaccinated, pass the American Rescue Plan, and focus on safely getting back to in-person learning."
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made similar comments later in the day when she was asked if the Biden administration should shoulder the blame for not pushing schools to reopen sooner.
"In less than six months, our schools went from 46% open to nearly all of them being open full time," Jean-Pierre said. "That was the work of this president. And that was the work of Democrats, in spite of Republicans not voting for the American Rescue Plan, of which $130 billion went to schools to have the ventilation, the tutoring, and being able to hire more teachers." --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to relevant/related stories and resources:

Schools Are Back and Confronting Severe Learning Losses

What Test Scores Say About School Covid Closures

USA TODAY: Coronavirus Updates

WSJ: Coronavirus Live Updates

YAHOO NEWS: Coronavirus Live Updates

NEW YORK POST: Coronavirus The Latest

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