Public School Failure Didn’t Start With Shutdowns
Pre-COVID reading and math scores were also terrible and reflect decades of systemic failure.
(Nate Jackson, Patriot Post) On this date one year ago, our Thomas Gallatin relayed the story of the Biden administration’s attempt to paint angry parents at school board meetings as “domestic terrorists.” In collusion with the National School Boards Association, Attorney General Merrick Garland put the weight of the Social Justice Department behind this despicable attack on parents who were protesting leftist indoctrination in public schools.
Today, we’re reporting on what Education Secretary Miguel Cardona admitted is the “appalling and unacceptable” failure of our nation’s public schools during the pandemic. Parents should be angry.
“The first post-pandemic results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress [NAEP] are in,” write the editors of National Review. “And they show that pandemic-era school shutdowns and remote schooling did enormous damage to the education of young people.”
Yes, that’s true, but let’s face it — government schools have been doing enormous damage to children for decades.
As the Reason Foundation reported in 2020…Read the rest