Senior member of the House Committee on Education and Labor Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) absolutely shredded Democrats for COVID-19 protocols and mask mandates that are responsible for the learning loss we’re seeing in school kids.
According to the Associated Press, math scores took their largest dive ever and reading scores declined to 1992 levels; nearly 4 in 10 eighth graders fail to grasp basic math concepts.
“Democrats’ authoritarian mask mandates and prolonged school lockdowns have failed our students and put an entire generation behind. We should be laser-focused on addressing this historic learning loss and getting our students back on track,” Stefanik said.
“Instead, New York state’s far-left Democrat leadership has used COVID-19 relief funds to advance their radical woke agenda in the classroom and critical race theory indoctrination, rather than equipping students with fundamental math and reading skills,” she continued.
“With over two-thirds of our eighth-grade students failing to demonstrate proficiency in reading and math, it is imperative we cease radical indoctrination and return back to the basics in our schools,” she added.
“Parents should no longer have to accept divisive instruction and the lowering of academic standards. Instead, we should insist on schools that teach all students to strive for excellence. As part of our ‘Commitment to America,’ House Republicans will empower parents with a greater voice in their children’s education and the freedom to seek out the best learning environment to prepare them for lifelong success.”
Children paid one of the greatest costs of the pandemic, despite being the least at risk to COVID-19.
The Biden administration prioritized junk CDC science, political donors, & teachers unions to keep schools closed above children’s overall well-being.https://t.co/ntfRLeho8l
— Energy & Commerce GOP (@HouseCommerce) October 25, 2022