• NYT Columnist Admits: Dems Failing Students … Yeah, He Really Blamed Them

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    Surge Summary: A prominent New York Times columnist admits … Democrats have failed students with the unending school closings. Should he henceforth be concerned about his career for speaking the truth?

    by Gary Bauer  

    There’s not much that liberal New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and I would agree on.  But when it comes to the issue of school closures, Kristof now gets it.  His latest column highlights just how devastating the left’s shutdown of our nation’s public schools has been for millions of children.  Here are some facts he presents:

    • According to one estimate, as many as three million children in the United States have missed all formal education for almost a year.
    • The San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank estimates that educational disruptions during this pandemic may increase the number of high school dropouts by nearly four percent.
    • Applications for federal student loans among high school seniors have fallen 10%, a sign that some may be giving up on college.
    • Fifth graders in mostly minority schools mastered only 37% of the math that usually would be expected.

    And to his credit, Kristof is clear where the blame for this outrageous failure lies:

    “The educational losses are disproportionately the fault of Democratic governors and mayors who too often let schools stay closed even as bars opened.  The blunt fact is that it is Democrats . . . who have presided over one of the worst blows to the education of disadvantaged Americans in history. The result: more dropouts, less literacy and numeracy, widening race gaps, and long-term harm to some of our most marginalized youth.”

    Knowing the intolerant culture that now prevails at the Times, I hope Kristof doesn’t get canceled for daring to speak the truth!

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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