Schools

Locking down schools during the pandemic caused serious damage to student achievement, as measure by the National Assessment of Educational Progress – known as the “nation’s report card.” From the Washington Examiner: The biggest score declines were in math, which the National Center for Education Statistics said in a press release was the biggest decline ever […]

A recent study by the National Assessment of Educational Progress shows that test scores across the country have dropped after the Covid-19 pandemic. NBC News has the story: The Covid-19 pandemic spared no state or region as it caused historic learning setbacks for America’s children, erasing decades of academic progress and widening racial disparities, according to results of […]

Pete discusses an editorial from WRAL on How We Should Address Challenging Subjects in Schools Rationally. The entire hour is devoted to breaking down the various points in the article.

In the second hour of the show, Pete talks about the division between parents in Virginia schools over new Governor Glen Youngkin's decision to put mask decisions in their hands.

"Nine guns, three knives and two potential sexual assaults since August 25th."

“We’ve just had our highest numbers of cases and hospitalizations in about two months,” Cooper told reporters on Wednesday “There are a number of things, particularly in getting people vaccinated, that we are able to do because we’re in a state of emergency.” New cases have increased from near all-time lows.

Following public disagreements with Republicans on how schools should reopen, Cooper said, "Coming together after acrimony isn't easy, but it's the right thing to do for North Carolina. The good news is I think we all want the same thing. To open our schools for in-person instruction for all students and to do it safely with important emergency protections."

"It is time for us as adults to stop playing politics with the lives of our children," said Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson. "We can clearly see that they are hurting. It is time for us to stop this. It is time for us to stop worrying about our political future."