Florida Republicans have approved private school vouchers for parents and children who say they feel bullied by wearing a mask.
The AP reported:
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) – Florida approves private school vouchers when parents say children feel bullied by a district's mask-wearing rules.
Republicans in Florida are using the COVID they are spreading to weaken public schools.
The claim that a student can feel bullied by an inanimate object is ridiculous, but it does offer Florida Republicans new opportunities to attack public schools.
The scheme is diabolical. The Republicans in Florida, led by Governor Ron DeSantis, prohibit schools from imposing masking requirements and then give state funds to students under the guise of "bullying" to enroll them in private schools.
The Republican plan is an attack on public education disguised as an anti-bullying measure.
Not only are Republicans turning public schools into COVID super-spread centers, but they're also trying to weaken schools by encouraging students to go under false pretenses.
There really is nothing too low for the Republicans in Florida.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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