While most Americans continue to suffer at the hands of Biden’s man-made disasters like critical level border crisis, high inflation, food shortages, real-threat of nuclear World War 3, Democrat-led states across the U.S. are reportedly using billions of dollars from Joe Biden’s $1.90 trillion COVID-19 relief bill to push critical race theory (CRT) in public schools.
A new report has come out revealing that New York, Illinois, and California are just a few of the many states that have utilized federal COVID-19 relief funds to forcefully push critical race theory in their schools, including the promotion of “equity” and “implicit bias” training.
Last year, New York alone was awarded $9 billion from an emergency relief fund that was billed to help schools reopen amid the pandemic as part of the Biden administration’s $350 billion American Rescue Plan.
However, One Nation — a conservative PAC — complied research which discovered that multiple states had planned to use the relief aid to implement programs that appear to fall in line with CRT in schools.
More details of this report from Fox News:
In February 2021, before the legislation passed, the White House told FOX Business that ESSER funding would provide schools “with the resources they need to safely reopen and fully serve their students.”
Democrats like Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., described the passing of ARP as a matter of life and death.
“This is one moment in which it’s very clear that public policy is quite literally a matter of life and death,” Warnock said during a February 2021 news conference with Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., adding that the bill would provide “more than $4 billion to the state of Georgia’s K through 12 schools to ensure students, teachers, and staff stay safe and healthy, and to address learning loss.”
Soon after Biden signed the bill into law on March 11, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education declared that ESSER would be used to “implement the CDC’s recommended prevention and mitigation strategies for K-12 schools, meet student and educators’ social, emotional, and mental health needs, invest in strategies to address lost instructional time, and boldly address inequities exacerbated by the pandemic.”
“My priority right now is to safely reopen as many schools right now, as quickly as possible,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said after the bill passed.
In August 2021, the U.S. Department of Education published a report offering strategies for how states should use ARP funds to support families and reengage students for the return of in-person learning.
The DoE report said, “Rebuilding from COVID-19 is an opportunity to reexamine and strengthen school policies,” and that some school systems may see a need for a “culture shift” to ensure schools “reopen equitably for all students.”
The report recommended that states use ARP funding to “build trust with families to support in-person learning” by communicating frequently with families, implementing universal indoor masking, providing access to vaccinations and other measures, including addressing the “reasons families of color have cited for not returning to in-person learning,” such as “fears of xenophobic and racist harassment.”
A statement provided to Fox News saying that the DOE denied that it is pushing states to use ARP money to fund CRT instruction, saying these are locally made decisions.
“The Department is not encouraging the use of American Rescue Plan funds to teach CRT—and any claim to the contrary is patently false.”
“The Department believes politicians should stay out of the curriculum decisions that are best made at the local level, in engagement with parents, families, and local school communities.”
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