Great news, everybody! Not only has Joe Biden managed to meet and exceed the intentionally low bar he set for COVID19 vaccinations, but he’s also met his school reopening goal.
Is there nothing our president can’t accomplish?
President Biden hits schools goal even as many students still learn remotely. https://t.co/cyyun3HgdQ
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) May 6, 2021
Schools have been a priority for Biden as he works to jump-start the economy and address learning setbacks among students. In March he signed a $1.9 trillion relief bill that included $123 billion to help schools reopen and recover from the pandemic. Last month he proposed a budget that would significantly expand education funding, with a proposal to double Title I funding for low-income schools.
Biden in December pledged to reopen “the majority of our schools” in his first 100 days in office. In February he reframed the goal, promising to have most schools from kindergarten through eighth grade opened five days a week in that period.
Cardona has rallied behind Biden’s efforts, saying schools will need help addressing disparities that were worsened by the pandemic. On Thursday, he urged schools and education officials to “maintain a high level of urgency” even as more schools reopen.
“This success is the result of hard work and intentional collaboration between the administration, states, school districts, educators and families across the country,” he said. “Nothing can replace in-person learning, and thousands of schools have made that a reality for millions of students.”
Thank you, President Biden! It takes a real hero to adjust expectations in such a way as to make sure that you’ll exceed them despite yourself.
"Joe Biden has met his goal of having most elementary and middle schools open for full, in-person learning in his first 100 days…"
"54% of public schools below high school… marks steady progress since January, when the figure was 46%."
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) May 6, 2021
Well, 54% is closer to 100% than it is to 0%, so … success!
It might, yes. As the article notes, high schools are not included in the survey that yielded these extremely impressive and awesome results.
jfc you guys
— Nathan Klein (@NathanKleinDC) May 6, 2021
The MSM giving Biden a gold star for something Republican lead areas have been doing for months. But no left-wing bias exists. 🤣
— TitleIXpa (@TitleIXpa) May 6, 2021
Woefully inadequate. A pitiful “goal,” barely met. Biden’s partisan allies are the anti-science, anti-education obstacles to following data and fully reopening schools — harming millions of children with their selfish recalcitrance. https://t.co/ovD3bobnEG
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 6, 2021
Wow. Stole the @TheBabylonBee headline I see
— Sean Foye (@foye_sean) May 6, 2021
He’s so good he did it while trying not to
— Will (@MisterB3) May 6, 2021
That’s because his goals are an embarrassment designed to make it look like he accomplished something notable.
I’ve used this before, but my “goal” is that the weekend is in two days! I bet I accomplish this.
— Jesse Shamp (@JShamp_724) May 6, 2021
*Politicians fight school re-openings*
*schools re-open anyways*
Politicians: Look at how we’ve re-opened the schools!
The media: Look at how they’ve re-opened the schools!
You are all corrupted beyond the point of retribution.
— Justin (@JPal319) May 6, 2021
We’ll leave you with this. Suffice it to say, Joe Biden might want to hold off on congratulating himself too much:
Really? So this was only about patting himself on the back? How low he’s set standards for our children. So very disillusioned with @POTUS, I voted for him. Good luck to the Dems next round, lots of single issue voting parents! @NBCPolitics
— Mom in NYC (@NYCmom2825) May 6, 2021