Fauci Rejects Evidence Linking COVID Policies to Children’s Learning Decline

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s testimony before Congress about COVID-19 school closures has sparked controversy. Congressman Michael Cloud claims that Fauci is “not convinced” that there was learning loss due to the pandemic. This has raised concerns about his commitment to following the science and reading the data. Many are questioning whether he is shirking responsibility for the negative impact of his recommendations on students. Empirical data clearly shows that COVID-19 policies had a detrimental effect on American students, with math and reading scores plummeting. The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) predicts that it will take decades to get students back on track. The long-term economic impact is estimated to be a $28 trillion loss in future earnings. The New York Times has even admitted that school closures may have been the most damaging disruption in American education history. This has led to calls for accountability and a renewed focus on parental involvement in education. As the nation grapples with the fallout of pandemic policies, it is essential to question and challenge the decisions that were made and take an active role in shaping the future of education.