Blue Vs. Red: 2022 Test Scores Show Devastating Toll Of School Shutdowns

  • Academic proficiency plummeted in 2022 to among the lowest on record following the coronavirus school shutdowns, and children in Democrat-run states where teachers union demands led to extended school shutdowns bore the brunt.
  • “Today’s NAEP results are the proverbial final nail in the coffin,” Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, a Republican who won the election in 2021 in a blue-leaning state primarily because of fury over Democrats’ education policies, said Monday.
  • “If this doesn’t wake you up, you’re clearly trying to cover up your bad decisions. In the business world, if this was your report card, there would be an immediate change in management. You would be fired. And I think that’s what voters did.”