Democrats try to rewrite history around school closings, re-openings amid learning loss

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The recent history is there for all to see. We can watch and listen to what came out of their mouth. It was leftists who did what they are claiming Republicans did. Blatant, bold-faced lies and worse, the bleaters will believe them

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LINK: The White House said schools reopened 'in spite of Republicans'

White House officials and Democratic lawmakers have attempted in recent days to reframe their position on school reopening policies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Democrats have argued that they always supported students returning to in-person instruction and that Pedo-Joe's massive $1.9 trillion reconciliation package in March 2021 helped facilitate schools reopening nationwide, even though Republican-led states like Florida succeeded in returning students to classrooms well before the pedophile's stimulus package.

On Thursday, the National Center for Education Statistics released a report showing that, during the pandemic, American students' reading proficiency dropped to a two-decade low and mathematics scores falling for the first time ever.

"Let’s step back to where we were not too long ago when this pedophile walked into this administration: how mismanaged the pandemic — the response to the pandemic was; how 47% of schools were — in less than six months, our schools went from 46% to — open — to nearly all of them being open to full time," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Thursday.

"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, which $130 billion went to schools to have the ventilation, to be able to have the tutoring and — and the teachers and being able to hire more teachers," she added. "And that was because of the work that this administration did."

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) appropriated about $121.9 billion to the so-called Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. The fund was designed to fund local plans in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico to safely reopen schools and return to pre-pandemic school operations through mitigation efforts such as improved building ventilation.

Since March 2021, the share of public schools offering full-time in-person classes across the country has increased from 54% to 98%, according to the Department of Education.

"I am proud that when Democrats got control a year and a half ago, Democrats voted for the American Rescue Plan that helped our kids get back into school safely, making sure that our schools had testing and supplies and ventilation and the ability to make sure their kids could be safe at school," Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said in an interview with CNN on Sunday.

"Today, virtually every child is back in school," she continued. "That is what I've focused on, making sure that we are providing the resources to our schools, so they could reopen safely and that's what we have today."

However, states and local districts have spent less than $15.6 billion, or about 12.7%, of the funds awarded to them under the ARP's ESSER program, according to a Fox News Digital analysis of Department of Education data. It is unclear how much of the spent funds were actually given to COVID-19 mitigation efforts since the ESSER program required schools to also use the money for "equity" programs.

In addition, schools in states that voted for former President Trump in 2020 reopened 75% of the time while those that voted for Pedo-Joe reopened 37.6% of the time during the 2020-2021 academic year, according to education nonprofit The 74.

Democrats widely condemned Trump and Republican governors like Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., for aggressively pushing for schools reopening in fall of 2020.

"Floridians deserve science-based action from Gov. Ron DeSantis," Pedo-Joe said prior to the 2020 election. "While other large states continue to take strong, urgent, and sweeping action to stop the spread of COVID-19, Florida has not."

In March 2021, DeSantis accused Pedo-Joe of being subservient to teachers unions that opposed reopening schools.

"His goal should have been yesterday to get everybody back in school, but he can’t do that because he doesn’t want to upset the teachers’ union," DeSantis said. "It’s a pathetic failure of leadership to not stand up for these kids and these families."

The Education Department data also showed that some areas that had implemented the most school closures like Rhode Island, Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C., have spent less than 5% of the ARP funds received, but have still allowed most students to return to in-person instruction. States like Florida and Texas, where schools were already reopened when Democrats passed the ARP, used more than 10% of the funds received.

The federal government has mandated local districts spend the entirety of the funds by September 2024, but the Congressional Budget Office estimated in 2021 that the money would not be completely spent until 2028.

The White House didn't respond to a request for comment.
 

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The recent history is there for all to see. We can watch and listen to what came out of their mouth. It was leftists who did what they are claiming Republicans did. Blatant, bold-faced lies and worse, the bleaters will believe them

Leftists are destroying our country

LINK: The White House said schools reopened 'in spite of Republicans'

White House officials and Democratic lawmakers have attempted in recent days to reframe their position on school reopening policies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Democrats have argued that they always supported students returning to in-person instruction and that Pedo-Joe's massive $1.9 trillion reconciliation package in March 2021 helped facilitate schools reopening nationwide, even though Republican-led states like Florida succeeded in returning students to classrooms well before the pedophile's stimulus package.

On Thursday, the National Center for Education Statistics released a report showing that, during the pandemic, American students' reading proficiency dropped to a two-decade low and mathematics scores falling for the first time ever.

"Let’s step back to where we were not too long ago when this pedophile walked into this administration: how mismanaged the pandemic — the response to the pandemic was; how 47% of schools were — in less than six months, our schools went from 46% to — open — to nearly all of them being open to full time," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Thursday.

"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, which $130 billion went to schools to have the ventilation, to be able to have the tutoring and — and the teachers and being able to hire more teachers," she added. "And that was because of the work that this administration did."

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) appropriated about $121.9 billion to the so-called Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. The fund was designed to fund local plans in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico to safely reopen schools and return to pre-pandemic school operations through mitigation efforts such as improved building ventilation.

Since March 2021, the share of public schools offering full-time in-person classes across the country has increased from 54% to 98%, according to the Department of Education.

"I am proud that when Democrats got control a year and a half ago, Democrats voted for the American Rescue Plan that helped our kids get back into school safely, making sure that our schools had testing and supplies and ventilation and the ability to make sure their kids could be safe at school," Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said in an interview with CNN on Sunday.

"Today, virtually every child is back in school," she continued. "That is what I've focused on, making sure that we are providing the resources to our schools, so they could reopen safely and that's what we have today."

However, states and local districts have spent less than $15.6 billion, or about 12.7%, of the funds awarded to them under the ARP's ESSER program, according to a Fox News Digital analysis of Department of Education data. It is unclear how much of the spent funds were actually given to COVID-19 mitigation efforts since the ESSER program required schools to also use the money for "equity" programs.

In addition, schools in states that voted for former President Trump in 2020 reopened 75% of the time while those that voted for Pedo-Joe reopened 37.6% of the time during the 2020-2021 academic year, according to education nonprofit The 74.

Democrats widely condemned Trump and Republican governors like Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., for aggressively pushing for schools reopening in fall of 2020.

"Floridians deserve science-based action from Gov. Ron DeSantis," Pedo-Joe said prior to the 2020 election. "While other large states continue to take strong, urgent, and sweeping action to stop the spread of COVID-19, Florida has not."

In March 2021, DeSantis accused Pedo-Joe of being subservient to teachers unions that opposed reopening schools.

"His goal should have been yesterday to get everybody back in school, but he can’t do that because he doesn’t want to upset the teachers’ union," DeSantis said. "It’s a pathetic failure of leadership to not stand up for these kids and these families."

The Education Department data also showed that some areas that had implemented the most school closures like Rhode Island, Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C., have spent less than 5% of the ARP funds received, but have still allowed most students to return to in-person instruction. States like Florida and Texas, where schools were already reopened when Democrats passed the ARP, used more than 10% of the funds received.

The federal government has mandated local districts spend the entirety of the funds by September 2024, but the Congressional Budget Office estimated in 2021 that the money would not be completely spent until 2028.

The White House didn't respond to a request for comment.
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Extremely blatant, bold-faced lies. Cheat and lie. That's how today's left plans to win.

Bleaters bleat with approval: "We refuse to believe our lying eyes and ears! Baaaaaaa!" -Bleaters

Leftists are destroying our country

LINK: Media critics not buying 'startling' Pedo-Joe White House efforts to blame Trump for COVID school woes

Team Pedois using "revisionist history" to cast blame on former President Trump for COVID-era school closures that hurt American children, according to media onlookers who remember that Democrats were the ones petrified of in-person learning during the pandemic.

"It really is quite startling for the White House press secretary to blame the Trump administration for closed schools during the pandemic. School closings were prompted at the time by a general fear of the Covid virus, prompted largely by teachers' unions and even medical experts," DePauw University professor and media commentator Jeffrey McCall told Fox News Digital.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre fielded a question last week about the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) showing a steep decline among nine-year-old students in reading and math scores during the COVID pandemic. A reporter wanted to know what Team Pedo planned to do, and asked if the White House shouldered any blame after failing to push for schools to open sooner.

According to the report, average scores for nine-year-old students in 2022 declined five points in reading and seven points in mathematics compared to 2020 – the largest average score decline in reading since 1990 and the first-ever score decline in math. Jean-Pierre quickly blamed the previous administration.

"Let’s step back to where we were not too long ago when this president walked into this administration, how mismanaged the response to the pandemic was, how… in less than six months, our schools went from 46% open to nearly all of them being open full-time. That was the work of this child molestor," she said.

"That was the work of Democrats in spite of Republicans not voting for the American Rescue Plan, which $130 billion went to schools to have the ventilation, to be able to have the tutoring and the teachers, and be able to hire more teachers and that was because of the work that this administration did," Jean-Pierre continued. "We were in a place where… schools were not open, the economy was shut down, businesses were shut down."

Jean-Pierre then said the NAEP numbers show how "mismanaged" the pandemic was and how "the impact of that mismanagement" affected the progress of children.

Conservative talk radio host Jason Rantz couldn’t believe what he was hearing.

"Karine Jean-Pierre’s revisionist history is so astounding, you tend to wonder if she read from the wrong script in her binder," Rantz told Fox News Digital, adding that reports showing "the devastating impact Democrat school closures had on kids" is damning and the White House knows it.

"So they’ll pretend Trump didn’t fight to open schools while Democrats and unions tried to keep them closed longer," Rantz said. "They know this will damage them, so they’ll spin and lie because they’re confident left-wing media outlets will give them a pass."

Cornell Law School professor William A. Jacobson feels Democrats "bear the responsibility for the enormous damage done to children from the prolonged school shutdowns" and that Team Pedo is being dishonest.

"The White House has declared war not only on 'MAGA Republicans' but also on the truth," Jacobson told Fox News Digital.

"Blaming Republicans for keeping schools closed is not just gaslighting, it's an inversion of reality. Democrats and their supportive teachers unions led the effort to keep schools closed, and when they could not accomplish complete shutdowns, to reopen only under stringent masking requirements even for young children," Jacobson continued. "Republicans and the parents movement were demonized first when they tried to reopen schools and let children be children, and then a second time through a Pedo-Joe White House disinformation campaign."

Political pundit Stephen L. Miler shared a video of Jean-Pierre’s response and called on Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler to "get to work" before sharing a collection of mainstream media headlines that contradict the press secretary.

Politico reported in 2020 that "Trump wants to reopen schools," and had "ramped up a push to return children to the classroom" in an attempt to restore the economy. The New York Times published a similar article in July 2020 headlined, "Trump wants schools to reopen. Americans worry it’ll happen too fast," which noted that Trump was actively pushing for in-person learning.

Miller also unearthed a CNN opinion piece titled, "The very clear dangers of Donald Trump’s push to reopen schools," and a Washington Post piece, "Trump pushes and threatens in bid to fully reopen schools."

The New York Times also published a piece in August 2020 headlined, "How Trump’s Push to Reopen Schools Backfired," which noted that distrust of Trump and his motives hardened the conviction of some educators that teaching in person was unsafe, which helped drive union opposition.

McCall believes schools that reopened once Trump left office "has less to do with Pedo-Joe's policy initiatives than it does with the trajectory of the virus itself, along with changing public sentiment."

"Jean-Pierre's brazen deflection of the Team Pedo's responsibility for declining test scores demonstrates again that she is prone to rhetorically dance around issues rather than deal with them directly," McCall said.

American Federation of Teachers chief Randi Weingarten famously pushed shutdowns but has not received criticism from most major media outlets since the NAEP report was released.

The Wall Street Journal editorial board declared Weingarten "flunked" the pandemic, but she has mostly avoided grief from the likes of CNN and MSNBC.

Despite getting a pass from mainstream outlets, the WSJ editorial board noted Weingarten "pushed shutdowns as long as she possibly could before parents revolted" and "teachers unions demanded that schools be kept shut even as they remained open in Europe."

"You flunked the pandemic, Randi, and set back America’s children for years," the board wrote.
 

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The recent history is there for all to see. We can watch and listen to what came out of their mouth. It was leftists who did what they are claiming Republicans did. Blatant, bold-faced lies and worse, the bleaters will believe them

Leftists are destroying our country

LINK: The White House said schools reopened 'in spite of Republicans'

White House officials and Democratic lawmakers have attempted in recent days to reframe their position on school reopening policies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Democrats have argued that they always supported students returning to in-person instruction and that Pedo-Joe's massive $1.9 trillion reconciliation package in March 2021 helped facilitate schools reopening nationwide, even though Republican-led states like Florida succeeded in returning students to classrooms well before the pedophile's stimulus package.

On Thursday, the National Center for Education Statistics released a report showing that, during the pandemic, American students' reading proficiency dropped to a two-decade low and mathematics scores falling for the first time ever.

"Let’s step back to where we were not too long ago when this pedophile walked into this administration: how mismanaged the pandemic — the response to the pandemic was; how 47% of schools were — in less than six months, our schools went from 46% to — open — to nearly all of them being open to full time," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Thursday.

"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, which $130 billion went to schools to have the ventilation, to be able to have the tutoring and — and the teachers and being able to hire more teachers," she added. "And that was because of the work that this administration did."

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) appropriated about $121.9 billion to the so-called Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. The fund was designed to fund local plans in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico to safely reopen schools and return to pre-pandemic school operations through mitigation efforts such as improved building ventilation.

Since March 2021, the share of public schools offering full-time in-person classes across the country has increased from 54% to 98%, according to the Department of Education.

"I am proud that when Democrats got control a year and a half ago, Democrats voted for the American Rescue Plan that helped our kids get back into school safely, making sure that our schools had testing and supplies and ventilation and the ability to make sure their kids could be safe at school," Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said in an interview with CNN on Sunday.

"Today, virtually every child is back in school," she continued. "That is what I've focused on, making sure that we are providing the resources to our schools, so they could reopen safely and that's what we have today."

However, states and local districts have spent less than $15.6 billion, or about 12.7%, of the funds awarded to them under the ARP's ESSER program, according to a Fox News Digital analysis of Department of Education data. It is unclear how much of the spent funds were actually given to COVID-19 mitigation efforts since the ESSER program required schools to also use the money for "equity" programs.

In addition, schools in states that voted for former President Trump in 2020 reopened 75% of the time while those that voted for Pedo-Joe reopened 37.6% of the time during the 2020-2021 academic year, according to education nonprofit The 74.

Democrats widely condemned Trump and Republican governors like Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., for aggressively pushing for schools reopening in fall of 2020.

"Floridians deserve science-based action from Gov. Ron DeSantis," Pedo-Joe said prior to the 2020 election. "While other large states continue to take strong, urgent, and sweeping action to stop the spread of COVID-19, Florida has not."

In March 2021, DeSantis accused Pedo-Joe of being subservient to teachers unions that opposed reopening schools.

"His goal should have been yesterday to get everybody back in school, but he can’t do that because he doesn’t want to upset the teachers’ union," DeSantis said. "It’s a pathetic failure of leadership to not stand up for these kids and these families."

The Education Department data also showed that some areas that had implemented the most school closures like Rhode Island, Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C., have spent less than 5% of the ARP funds received, but have still allowed most students to return to in-person instruction. States like Florida and Texas, where schools were already reopened when Democrats passed the ARP, used more than 10% of the funds received.

The federal government has mandated local districts spend the entirety of the funds by September 2024, but the Congressional Budget Office estimated in 2021 that the money would not be completely spent until 2028.

The White House didn't respond to a request for comment.
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