U.S. Secretary of Education supports districts that are implementing universal masking

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona sent a letter to Florida school district superintendents today, encouraging them to implement universal masking. The letter said that districts’ decisions “will either help our students be in school and be safe, or our decisions will hurt students. Through no fault of Florida’s educators, I am deeply concerned about your State leaders’ actions to date.” Cardona says that Florida’s rules that permit parents to opt out of mask mandates “needlessly put students, families, and educators at risk.”

Cardona continues, “Several school districts in Florida have already moved to adopt universal masking policies despite the State’s prohibition, and I want you to know that the U.S. Department of Education stands with you” (emphasis in original).

Cardona writes that he sent a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner Richard Corcoran today, reminding them that ESSER funds from the American Rescue Plan of 2021 can be used “to support any activity necessary to maintain operations, including making up for the pay that the Governor is threatening to withhold from superintendents and school board members who implemented universal masking policies that follow CDC guidance.”

The letter concludes: “On behalf of the Department, I want to thank you for all that you are doing to support Florida’s students. In these unprecedented and difficult times, the leadership and courage that you are showing will make a difference in the lives of the students whom you serve. The Department remains eager to support you, Florida’s educators, and your students and families as we move forward together.”

  • Too bad no one gives a &$#@ about the U.S. Dept of Ed. The federal government has no jurisdiction over state education. 10th Amendment, these rogue commie county cabals will be held accountable by either the state government or We The People!!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸💥

      • We don’t need no, education…we don’t need no, thought
        Control… No dark sarcasm in the classroom, —hey!, teachers!!—leave them kids alone!!! —All in all, it’s just another brick in the wall…—-you don’t get any pudding if you don’t eat your meat! How can you get any pudding, if you don’t eat your meat?—You don’t get any pudding if
        You don’t wear the mask and get the shot! How can you get any pudding if you don’t wear the mask and get the shot?? I would rather be free then inside the guilded cage of a tyrannical government..He who sacrifices liberty for safety, deserves neither safety, nor freedom… Culpeper motto!

        • Florida voter registrations are roughly 1/3 Republican, 1/3 Democrat & 1/3 Independent + Libertarian, etc.
          How the 1/3 Independent voters interpret all this could determine lots of political outcomes
          Currently “main stream” press reports 62% (2/3) of “population” surveyed supports mask mandates in schools.
          Additionally, there are lawsuits in progress.
          Keep tuned to this channel for breaking news!

    • We unite in freedom, not in tyranny. “United we stand,
      Divided we fall”…

  • Fine…Desantis can withhold 45% of the ACPS budget, not just
    Pay…fine, let them use American rescue plan funds to fund the masked commie induction camp schools..we can use that 45% to go to people who are in control of their
    Own medical decisions. Those schools can have the state of state of Florida flag on top, and the culpeper flag below.
    Bring it!!! —We don’t have Covid passports here in Florida, it’s Unconstitutional!!! we have yet begun to fight! Bring it!!! Children are not biological weapons!!!! Hey, teachers, leave them kids alone!!! And “the worms ate into their brains” in the masked schools…. Desantis for president! Or Trump/Desantis!!!
    God bless the US constitution and god bless America!
    The Home of the brave, and the land of the free! He who sacrifices liberty for safety gets neither…. the race card and the death card get trumped by the god card…

  • Sounds like he is encouraging an insurrection against the governor of Florida. Isn’t that what the demorats are currently investigating?

    Keep on believing…

    • It sure looks like it, doesn’t it? —What about a convention of the states in this matter? Maybe states
      Should be choosing sides on this.— The federal government is getting out of hand and taking individual
      Rights away. And governors in some states are being
      Tyrannical…now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country! Freedoms’ bell is tolling!
      The commies are coming! The commies are coming!!
      “Don’t shoot till you see the whites of their eyes!”…
      —All it takes is for a few good men to do nothing for tyranny
      To take hold…we are only one generation from losing
      Freedom & liberty forever…there’s nothing to fear but
      Fear itself! Onward Christian soldiers. Hold the line until

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