More than a year after most Covid lockdowns came to an end, Democrats are scrambling.
The party wants the American people to forget that they were the party of lockdowns.
But now, one shocking report just revealed the true consequences of Democrat-backed Covid lockdowns, and the results were horrifying.
For years, Democrats openly championed shutting down the economy, churches, and schools during Covid.
The party’s governors in states like Michigan and California even went so far as to corner off lawn care items at grocery stores and dump sand in public skate parks in order to punish their own constituents from leaving home.
All across the country, hundreds of millions of Americans suffered as Democrat governors like Ralph Northam, Gavin Newsom, Andrew Cuomo, Gretchen Whitmer shut down their states and impoverished millions by closing their businesses.
But perhaps one of the most damaging consequences of the Democrat-imposed Covid lockdowns fell upon children across the country as schools were closed down from coast to coast, in some cases for more than a year.
And now, the true scale of these widespread school closures is finally coming to light, at the same time that multiple Democrat public officials want to try and gaslight the American people into forgetting that they were the ones who shut down their children’s schools in the first place.
The Associated Press reports, “Math and reading scores for America’s 9-year-olds fell dramatically during the first two years of the pandemic, according to a new federal study — offering an early glimpse of the sheer magnitude of the learning setbacks dealt to the nation’s children.
Reading scores saw their largest decrease in 30 years, while math scores had their first decrease in the history of the testing regimen behind the study, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, a branch of the U.S. Education Department.”
The results of the lockdowns and school closures were devastating for children, and the data backs that up.
While schools were only closed for a year or slightly longer, multiple years of learning loss took place for tens of millions of students.
Several effectively had their childhood ruined for them, and there’s very little that can be done to fix things now.
“These are some of the largest declines we have observed in a single assessment cycle in 50 years of the NAEP program,” said Daniel McGrath, the acting associate commissioner of the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. “Students in 2022 are performing at a level last seen two decades ago.”
At the same time that these numbers were released however, Democrats like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris want to paint the picture as to why their party should be handed more control over education, despite the fact that it was their party – working hand in hand with Teachers’ Unions across America – who worked to shut down the schools in the first place.
What’s worse, it was Teachers’ Unions that also worked bitterly to oppose any school re-openings until the very end, going so far as to label any parent that opposed their agenda as a potential “domestic terrorist”.
That’s why opinion polling has now shown that for the first time in decades, Democrats have finally lost the label of being the “party of education”, and there’s no sign these trends will be slowing down any soon.