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Parents slam Democrats’ ‘laughable’ attempts to rewrite history of school closures after test scores plummet


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American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten took up arms after a Wall Street Journal op-ed accused her of ‘pushing back the pandemic’, joining a chorus of leftist voices trying to dismiss the blame for pandemic-era school closures on the Democrats in charge and on former President Donald Trump.

Parents Beth Ann Rosica and Rob Kutner, along with nonprofit parenting advocacy founder Dana Hensley, took issue with “Fox & Friends First” on Wednesday and criticized the idea that states and blue towns should be let go for plummeting test performance among students nationwide. .

“I’m not a huge Trump supporter, but I can tell you for sure that President Trump in the summer of 2020 made it clear that schools had to reopen, and that’s not what happened. in the Democratic states,” Rosica told host Todd. Piro.

DEMOCRATS TRY TO REWRITE HISTORY AROUND SCHOOL CLOSURES, REOPENINGS AMID LEARNING LOSS

A “closed” sign in front of a public elementary school in Grand Rapids, Michigan in March 2020.
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Rosica, a mother of two from Pennsylvania and a former Democrat, said she doesn’t think she’ll be able to vote for the party again.

“I would never say never because you never know how things might change, but right now there are certainly no circumstances under which I would vote for a Democrat.”

Dana Hensley, founder of the nonprofit Restore Childhood which advocates for children in light of COVID-era politics, called attempts to roll back school closures “completely laughable”, including including claims made by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre during Thursday’s press conference when she noted the “mishandled” pandemic under the Trump administration.

DEMS AND WEINGARTEN TRY TO REWRITE HISTORY ON COVID SCHOOL CLOSURES

In-person learning advocate Bethany Mandel believes the COVID pandemic and coinciding school closures have "completely destroyed the idea of ​​a meritocracy in America" because not all children have the same opportunities.

Bethany Mandel, an advocate for in-person learning, says the COVID pandemic and coinciding school closings have “completely destroyed the idea of ​​a meritocracy in America” ​​because not all children get the same opportunities.
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Hensley also described the uphill battle parents endured to see their children reenter the classroom in the Blue States.

“Residents and parents of blue states only got their children back to school full time if they funded lawsuits, sued their school district and their governors,” she said. “There’s no way what the White House is posting is true.”

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San Francisco parent Rob Kutner weighed in next, calling the left’s rebranding attempts “so Orwellian”. [they’re] almost Soviet.”

“It was people on the internet over the past two years who said school closures were the way to go,” he said, noting the effects children face for being taken away from their classmates for two years.

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