Sadly, yet again, yesterday’s data showed just how badly schools were damaged during the COVID era. They were driven by ‘Science’ fetishists who rejected data in favor of their own political agendas. Teachers union bosses were at the forefront of this cabal, whose agenda was altered and influenced by elected Democrats.
A general rule of thumb is that the bluer the jurisdiction, the longer pupils in government-run schools were barred from classrooms, for no good scientific reason. The results? Devastating:
According to TownHall, In national tests released on Thursday, 9-year-olds performed at levels comparable to two decades ago in math and reading due to the pandemic’s devastating effects. For the first time since the National Assessment of Educational Progress began tracking student achievement in the 1970s, 9-year-olds lost ground in math, and reading scores fell by the largest margin ever.
Most races and income levels experienced declines, but the lowest-performing students suffered the most. In math, top performers in the 90th percentile showed a modest drop of three points, whereas students in the bottom 10th percentile dropped by 12 points, four times as much. Did the Democrats apologize for this and take responsibility? No, in fact they blamed Trump and are trying to rewrite history.
Jean-Pierre blames Trump for schools being closed during Covid and says schools re-opening “was the work of Democrats in spite of Republicans” pic.twitter.com/X9kQjlzvHY— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) September 1, 2022
It’s difficult to comprehend the mendacity and shamelessness of Biden’s spokesperson trying to blame school closures on the Trump administration while pretending that Democrats reopened them. Gaslighting of this magnitude is outrageous and extreme. This is a brazen lie. Schools remained closed in Democratic areas and states for as long as they did because President Trump called for them to be open. In addition, designated villains like Gov. Ron DeSantis were following the data and allowing in-person learning to resume. In an era of negative partisanship, kids were actively and needlessly hurt by politically-addicted adults who refused to admit the ‘wrong’ sort of people were right about something. Take a look at the metrics for states that opened schools first versus last. The red states would be the holdouts if KJP’s pathetic spin was accurate.
We all know that’s not true. It’s the opposite of the truth. As conservative governors made the right decision, they were assailed for ‘killing’ children as their union-funded Democratic supporters slammed the reopenings of schools as white supremacy and other such insulting nonsense. They cannot run away from their policies, and they cannot run away from their words. People are posting videos of Dems on twitter calling for schools to stay closed. Take a look at Jill Biden on April 30, 2021, saying it’s too early to call on teachers to return to the classroom in.
10) Jill Biden, April 30, 2021, says it's too early to call on teachers to return to the classroom in 2021-2022 pic.twitter.com/tIUR4Vmmaw— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 1, 2022
It’s simply a statement of fact that schools were shuttered the longest, and restrictions most severe (up to and including right now) in the most heavily Democratic areas of the country. Period. The people who did this have faced zero accountability. Randi was an honored guest at a ‘back to schIt is possible that the only form of accountability will take place-shutdown teachers union boss has been named to the Democratic gubernatorial ticket in one of the largest and most important states in the country. And officials who made some of the very worst decisions are failing up:
A Venn Diagram of woke “equity” enthusiasts and those who opposed reopening schools for months on end is a near perfect circle. It is their handiwork. Despite this, some of the worst culprits are lamenting their terrible manipulations, while claiming credit for progress they fought for. In two months, perhaps the only accountability will occur at the ballot box. Remember that. Act accordingly.