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Biden asks Education secretary to explore ways states creating policies against mandating masks are violating civil rights

President Biden has asked his Education secretary to look into potential legal action against the states that have chosen to block the ability to mandate masks in schools as well as other measures that help protect kids against COVID.

Some states, including Florida and Texas as well as many others, may face legal action regarding civil rights.

Biden stated that governments are choosing to adopt policies that interfere with keeping kids safe while they learn.


The Education Department wrote on its website that choosing to ban mask mandates using policies can amount to discrimination if it leads to unsafe conditions that prevent children from attending school.

Schools have become the battleground for mask mandates and Biden is looking into every avenue to see how states are violating various civil rights and keeping students safe.



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