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I’m disgusted–again. After claiming that the American Rescue Plan was urgent in order for schools to re-open in the midst of the pandemic, we find out what actually happened:
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, which the Democrats passed in March 2021 without any Republican support, was billed by the Democratic Party as a necessity for reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the law provided over $122 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), which helped multiple states implement ‘implicit bias’ and ‘anti-racism’ training, among other programs, according to research from One Nation shared with and verified by Fox News Digital.
You may respond by saying that $122 million is a drop in the bucket with all the misappropriations being carried out by the Biden administration; I suspect the Democrats hope that will be the Republican response. But I think it’s dangerous to ignore the deceptions that are implemented, one act at a time. The Biden Administration has no compunction about carrying out hidden agendas, whether it’s about flying illegal aliens all over the country, insisting on continuing draconian measures regarding Covid-19, or disguising the teaching of Critical Race Theory.
And we need to call them out at every opportunity.
Senator Raphael Warnock made this claim:
‘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.’
And. of course, the Secretary of Education focused on the same issues without mentioning the funding for CRT:
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.
Keep in mind that the language that Secretary Cardona used describes, in part, the teaching of Social and Emotional Learning, the latest rendition of CRT.
When challenged about this use of funds, the DOE purported to support local decision-making:
‘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 statement read. ‘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.’
For a list of the 13 states that used ARP funds under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), you can go here.
I feel compelled to add that I am not familiar with the One Nation website and could not find a review of their work, so if anyone can enlighten us, I’d appreciate it.
Meanwhile, I have no reason to think that the Department of Education is acting with integrity and honesty.Published in