White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a press briefing on Thursday, July 29, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Erin Scott) [Photo Credit: The White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons]
The White House has a new information campaign aimed at changing the narrative on school closures.
Students have fallen behind and teachers are in short supply following a pandemic that was politicized and say Democrat bureaucrats and politicians close schools around the country and mask children indefinitely.
The White House thinks they have a communications problem. So now they are blaming Republicans for the educational disaster we have on our hands, The Daily Wire reports.
There is only one problem… There is video.
Video of Democrats defending the closure of schools.
The Wire report stated:
When a reporter questioned Jean-Pierre about dismal test results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress — which showed average scores for nine-year-olds declining five points in reading and seven points in mathematics — she lauded President Joe Biden for purportedly spearheading a return to in-person instruction.
“Not too long ago when this President walked into this administration: how mismanaged the pandemic — the response to the pandemic was; how 47 percent of schools were — in less than six months, our schools went from 40 per- — 46 percent to — open — to nearly all of them being open to full time,” she said.
“That was the work of this President. And that was the work of Democrats, in spite of Republicans not voting for the American Rescue Plan,” she explained, referring to $130 billion in funding for schools greenlit by the $1.9 trillion legislation. “Every Republican in Congress voted against that money. That is the reality. We had to do this on our own.”
But Democrats are lying, and there is video to prove it.
White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield said this:
12) Biden education secretary @SecCardona, May 4, 2021, defends teachers unions refusing to reopen schools: "Reopening schools in the middle of a pandemic is not as easy as some may think." pic.twitter.com/311cTfDonb