Published On: Wed, Aug 18th, 2021

Biden Threatens Legal Action Against Governors Who Ban Forcing School Children to Wear Masks

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Governors who ban school mask mandates could face legal action from the federal government, President Joe Biden warned on Aug. 18. Biden stated that he was directing Education Secretary Miguel Cardona “to take additional steps to protect our children.” “This includes using his oversight authority and legal action, if appropriate, against governors trying to block and intimidate local school officials and educators,” Biden said in remarks at the White House. “We’re not going to sit by as governors try to block and intimidate educators protecting our children.” As an example, he said the federal government may use money from the American Rescue Plan to pay an educator who has their salary cut by a governor. “I am going to say a lot more about children in schools next week that as we head into the school year remember this, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, says masks are …

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