Someone at the Education Department should actually read the laws because guess what. You can wear a mask if you want to wear a mask.
Do people in President Joe Biden’s Department of Education know how to read?
The department opened civil rights investigations into five states because they banned school mask mandates because it discriminates against kids with disabilities or medical issues.
Guess what: Not a single state is banning masks in schools. The laws and executive orders do not prohibit people from wearing masks inside schools.
The Office of Civil Rights will look at Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah:
“The Department has heard from parents from across the country – particularly parents of students with disabilities and with underlying medical conditions – about how state bans on universal indoor masking are putting their children at risk and preventing them from accessing in-person learning equally,” U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said in a press release.
“It’s simply unacceptable that state leaders are putting politics over the health and education of the students they took an oath to serve. The Department will fight to protect every student’s right to access in-person learning safely and the rights of local educators to put in place policies that allow all students to return to the classroom full-time in-person safely this fall.”
Blah blah blah. You know what they want. They just want schools to mandate masks. They’re trying to find every loophole to make this happen.
So let’s dissect that real reason because you can wear a mask if you want to.
Let’s look at Oklahoma since I live in Oklahoma City. The Education officials did not listen to Gov. Kevin Stitt or read the law. Read this slowly:
Stitt noted the law doesn’t prevent parents from voluntarily having their children wear masks or get vaccinated.
“The difference is, we’re not going to mandate that somebody else has to send their 4-year-old to school with a mask or someone else has to get their 4-year-old vaccinated,” he said.
In other words, your child can wear a mask if they want to or if the parents want their child to wear a mask.
The Iowa law says school districts cannot implement a law mandating masks. It does not say that a child cannot wear a mask even if they want to wear one.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed an executive order that gives power back to the parents. It allows them to opt their child out of any mask mandate passed by school districts.
South Carolina is the same way:
“Mandating masks is not the answer,” McMaster said. “Personal responsibility is the answer, common sense is the answer, and we have an abundance of both in South Carolina.”
McMaster continued to push vaccinations but said closing the state’s economy and schools is not an option. He also made it clear that it’s a parent’s right to decide if children wear masks in schools, saying state law is “crystal clear” that funds will not be used to enforce mask mandates.
“By state law, we are not going to have mask mandates in the public schools,” McMaster said. “We want to get the children back in the school and we don’t want to get a repeat of what happened last year.”
I guess the Utah law also doesn’t flat-out ban masks because some districts “are strongly encouraging at least unvaccinated people to wear masks inside school buildings.” The Salt Lake City district “already plans to encourage masking for vaccinated people as well.”
In other words, people can wear masks if they want to wear masks.
In other words, Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah have not banned masks in schools.
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