© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Students sit in the classroom, as returning to schools with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) prevention measures began, in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., January 11, 2022. REUTERS/Kaylee Greenlee Beal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Thursday blamed former President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic after a report showed that some students had fallen behind in key studies.
The report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress said that 9-year-olds had lost ground in math and that test scores in reading had fallen by the largest margin in more than 30 years.
“We must repair the damage that was done by the last administration,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in response to the report.