Biden Administration Colluded With Teachers Unions On School Closings

It was all political.

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Not only have schools been closed by Democrats for purely political reasons, but parents are regarded as terrorists by the Biden administration. That is where we stand today.

Think how many kids have been hurt so teachers union members can get a longer vacation. Recall the millions spent to help schools open their doors to students. All the while the fix was in. No school for kids because selfish unions decreed it, while any parent who objected was labeled a “domestic terrorist.”

FNC: “House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and House Education Committee ranking member Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Wednesday demanding he turn over his correspondence with teachers unions.

The House Republican leaders torched the Biden administration secretary over school closures across America and the massive amount of education spending from the Democrats’ American Rescue Plan in a letter exclusively obtained by Fox News.”

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“We noted Congress had already appropriated nearly three times the funding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said was needed to operate schools successfully,” the lawmakers wrote. “Unfortunately, rather than continuing Congress’s bipartisan approach to addressing COVID-19, Democrats advanced their partisan agenda, approving more than $120 billion in additional funding for schools,” the letter continues.

“At the same time, your agency released data in December showing during the fall nearly 99 percent of public school fourth- and eighth-graders were attending school in person full time,” McCarthy and Foxx wrote. “So, through nearly half of the 2021-2022 school year, most schools were reopened while almost all the ARP funding for schools had gone untouched.

“To the extent schools are spending ARP funds at all, several are reportedly spending their funds on left wing ideological projects,” they continued. “This is not surprising. Despite Democrats’ claims to the contrary, these funds were not needed to reopen schools.

“In light of these documented harms, your tepid response to the return of school closures is tragically inadequate,” they wrote. “During the Committee’s consideration of the ARP last year, Republicans offered five different amendments that would have required schools to maintain in-person instruction as a condition of receiving ARP aid. Unfortunately, Democrats blocked each of those proposals.

“Ensuring children have access to K-12 classrooms should be the baseline of our responsibilities,” they also wrote. “As the head of the Department of Education, you cannot continue to sit idly by as families and students are left scrambling at the whim of special interests.”

The Republican leaders demanded documents from the secretary, including a “copy of any emails exchanged between or among Department of Education political appointees and the White House staff, teachers union representatives, Chicago school officials, Milwaukee school officials, Detroit school officials, or Boston school officials regarding school closures.”

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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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4 months ago

Of course they did . Collusion and underhandedness is a Democrat specialty. The only thing is they accuse everyone else of doing exactly what they are.