(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) In a disturbing display of what many are calling targeted discrimination, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser confirmed that students 12 and older must have a COVID vaccine passport if they want to participate with in-person learning at public and private schools.
Bowser, a Democrat, and the state superintendent of education for D.C. are providing a grace period of 20 days for un-vaccinated students to get their jabs, reported the Daily Signal. Nearly 50% of D.C. black students ages 12-17 are not vaccinated, according to city data.
There are no options currently planned to offer unvaxxed students remote or virtual learning instead of in-person, effectively holding their education hostage for a jab.
Government data showed 47% of black children in the district ages 12-15 had not completed the vaccination regimen required to go back to school in-person. Among black teens aged 16-17, 42% are unvaccinated.
“We’re not offering remote learning for children, and families will need to comply with what is necessary to come to school,” Bowser told the Daily Signal.
The migrant population has increased as busloads of illegal aliens have arrived from Texas and Arizona.
Ironically, it was Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz who tried to provide a pro-active solution that would have provided in-person learning for D.C. students.
Senate Democrats killed Cruz’s proposal that would have exempted students from the district’s vaccine mandate, which primarily blocks minority students 12 to 15 years of age from attending school.
“In D.C. the rate of vaccination for students 12 to 15 is 85 percent. For African American students, the rate drops to 60 percent, Cruz said before the Senate voted on his motion.
“The D.C. public schools have announced any student that is not vaccinated is not allowed to come to school,” he said.
“If Democrats vote no on this motion to commit, they will be voting to tell thousands of African American students in D.C. you’re not allowed to come to school, your education doesn’t matter.”