On Wednesday a letter was sent to Miguel Cardona, the educational secretary by R-Calif, Virginia Foxx of House Education Committee, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and R-N.C asking him to change all the actions he had taken in related to teachers unions of teachers.
The leaders of the house of Republicans had requested the Bidden to close all the school’s budgets all across America. They have also mentioned that an excessive amount is being spent on education from the rescue plan of American Democrats’ as written in the letter to the Biden administration.
Further, the lawmakers wrote in that letter that Congress has already taken funds almost three times from the funding which was kept for Control and prevention of disease. To that, Congress had said that these funds were needed to manage all the schools and education all over America.
Mccarthy, Foxx Demands to Turn Over Correspondence With Teachers Unions
The letter continues that the Bipartians of Congress had been working on and collecting funds in the name of covid-19. They have even gathered funds through the agenda and meanwhile approved an average of $120 billion dollars for the fundings of the school.
The leaders of the Republican party also mentioned that all the spending was important for all the schools to reopen safely. But later on, it was also proven that the democratic was not all correct about the spending of the bill.
With that when the bills were checked for the month of December the department find out that only 4% of the funds of the American rescue plan or the ARP were actually used and the rest was still there
As per the reports, the data released by the agency was on 10th December showed that during fall only a maximum percentage of students were attending the school directly, that is most probably from the 4th grade to 8-grade students.
This further means almost for most of the years of the 2021 to 2022 session most of the schools were going to reopen. And all the actual ARP School funds which should be used in these cases are completely untouched as reported by Foxx and McCarthy.
The letter further continued that the schools are using all the real funds on different ideological projects. And that is not to any surprise that the democrats even mentioned that these funds were not necessary to be used for the reopening of the schools.
Further Foxx and McCarthy discussed Biden’s response to this kind of learning all across America. They did not agree on what decision was taken and had asked the secretary to take some strict actions on this matter, especially regarding the closures of the school.
They even mentioned with all the documents sent to them and their reply to the letter in regard to the school closure, it is very much inappropriate at this point in time. Further adding that last year during the committee meeting regarding the republicans had offered various types of amendments that would have been enough to maintain the schools in person expenses along with the ARP funds. However, the democrats had blocked all these proposals at that time.
What Did the Biden Administration Have to Reply?
They also added in the letter that the basic responsibilities, they should look forward to giving them benefits of K-12 classes for all the children. As being the education head of the department they should not be sitting without taking any action while all the students and families of the students are looking for an answer on such serious matters.
The leaders of Republicans had mentioned in the letter demanding various documents directly from the secretary. These documents include copies of the emails exchanged among the education department political appointees, the staff of White House, representative of the union, all the school officials of Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Boston for the school closures
However, the education department has not made any comment to the fox regarding this matter yet. We will keep you updated once any reply has been made by the officials. Till then stay tuned with us for all such amazing updates about the recent news and shows.