Make no mistake about it, Democrats are solely responsible for the sharp decrease in the quality of education. Test scores, absenteeism, and all other problems schools face today are a direct result of forced e-learning as well as mask mandates in the classroom.
Math & reading scores for 9yos in the U.S. fell dramatically during the first two years of the pandemic.
Education Sec. Miguel Cardona: "That is very alarming, it's disturbing, but it's not surprising" given more than half of schools were not open for in-person learning. pic.twitter.com/m3CB2D3ZJr
— The Recount (@therecount) September 1, 2022
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also referred to as the “Nation’s Report Card,” released the report on tests administered to nine-year-old students nationwide this week.
“Average scores for age 9 students in 2022 declined 5 points in reading and 7 points in mathematics compared to 2020,” the report stated. “This is the largest average score decline in reading since 1990, and the first ever score decline in mathematics.”
Black students were impacted more severely in math scores in comparison with white students, according to the assessment.
“In mathematics, the 13-point score decrease among Black students compared to the 5-point decrease among White students resulted in a widening of the White−Black score gap from 25 points in 2020 to 33 points in 2022,” the NAEP reported.
The drop in scores also occurred despite record-level federal spending on education. A total of $122 billion was earmarked for K-12 schools as part of the American Rescue Plan alone.
Many states have yet to invest their portion of the federal government’s funding, according to the Wall Street Journal. Those that have are dedicating the funds to teachers, counselors, tutoring, and technology upgrades.
Pandemic lockdowns and remote learning have led to long-term concerns regarding students, as rates of chronic absenteeism and other serious behavioral issues are rising.
A study by the National Center for Education Statistics found that 72% of public schools over the past year reported higher rates of chronic absenteeism, defined as a student who misses at least 15 school days a year.
A separate study by EdWeek Research Center found that absenteeism rates were significantly higher in schools that were completely remote during the 2020-21 school year than in schools with in-person learning.
Following Democrat lockdowns, schools have seen absenteeism “drastically increases” and test scores plummet
“Students in grades 4 and 5 are as much as 3 months behind; students in 8th grade may be up to a year behind in math” pic.twitter.com/CfCUGInPGN
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 1, 2022
But will Democrats face any culpability for the dumbing down of an entire generation of children? Will their response to the China Virus pandemic ever come into question by Republican lawmakers?
Could this all be by design? The dumbing-down of an entire generation essentially ensures they will lack the critical thinking skills required to recognize the crimes of nefarious progressivism.
Author: Asa McCue