Senior member of the House Committee on Education and Labor Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) reacted to reports that childhood math scores are at their lowest point since 1992 and nearly 4 in 10 eighth graders fail to grasp basic math concepts.
And she’s pinning it on the Democrats.
“Democrats’ authoritarian mask mandates and prolonged school lockdowns have failed our students and put an entire generation behind. We should be laser-focused on addressing this historic learning loss and getting our students back on track,” she said.
“Instead, New York state’s far left Democrat leadership has used COVID-19 relief funds to advance their radical woke agenda in the classroom and critical race theory indoctrination, rather than equipping students with fundamental math and reading skills,” Stefanik continues.
“With over two-thirds of our eighth-grade students failing to demonstrate proficiency in reading and math, it is imperative we cease radical indoctrination and return back to the basics in our schools.”
“Parents should no longer have to accept divisive instruction and the lowering of academic standards. Instead, we should insist on schools that teach all students to strive for excellence. As part of our ‘Commitment to America,’ House Republicans will empower parents with a greater voice in their children’s education and the freedom to seek out the best learning environment to prepare them for lifelong success.”