Today, Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA) introduced the Educational Flexibility for Families Act. The Educational Flexibility for Families Act would withhold appropriations for school years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 to elementary, secondary, and other local and state education agencies that fail to provide students with safe options to attend school in-person.
“The science is clear: schools can safely reopen with proper precautions in place,” Allen said in a release. “Too many students have not even seen the inside of a classroom in a year and families should have the option to return their children to in-person learning. My bill prioritizes students and parents throughout the nation who are eager to return to school, not teachers’ unions who are forcing them to remain closed until their radical demands completely unrelated to the pandemic are met.”
The Educational Flexibility for Families Act has been referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. Considering that Democrats control the House, the prospects for the legislation aren’t good.