Biden’s education secretary repeatedly stresses the importance of “wellness” and “equity” as center to the agency’s priorities despite the nation’s children experiencing a “catastrophic” decline in literacy
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona was blasted by parent groups and advocates for leaving out academics in a statement of priorities amid the Department of Education’s annual report card indicating the largest score drop in reading among 9-year-old students since 1990.
As children struggle to read on grade level, the DOE has been spending hundreds of millions on equity-focused programs and grants. On Wednesday, for example, the DOE announced $116 million in grants “to support equity.”
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