A Nationwide Walkout & Stand for Freedom is set to take place November 8-11. The movement is a voluntary work strike to protest vaccine mandates in the workplace. Organizing the event is a California non-profit founded by attorney Leigh Dundas, Advocates for Citizens’ Rights. The group joined along with Robert Kennedy Jr.’s organization Children’s Health Defense and “other high-profile groups and individuals” to promote the event.
This event’s allocated social media hashtag is #AxeTheVax. Human Events reports “the movement was started by regular everyday American workers reaching out to Dundas and others looking for a way to join together collectively in order to have their actions felt, and their voices heard.”
Thus far, sporadic and intermittent protests have taken place around the world, and Dundas hopes this will bring a united front to the message nationwide. “The nationwide walkout has spread like wildfire, with white-collar professionals joining the supply chain workers and truckers 0 and employees from every industry and all faiths, creeds, races and political affiliations – now pledging they will strike during the week of November 8, as a statement that jobs should never be conditioned on medical mandates and tyranny,” said Dundas.
Dundas continued, “The blue-collar folks I talked to were working at large companies that were 40%, 50%, and often as high as 75% unvaccinated — and willing to hold the line. These guys are drawing a line in the sand, making a stand for freedom. And I believe in my core that the week of November 8 will go down in the history books as the day that freedom rose up, tyrannical mandates went on the run, and history was changed for the better.”
The nationwide organization is a response to what many believe is an unconstitutional mandate imposed by the Biden administration. “Couple weeks ago, I started getting calls from the blue-collar guys. You know the folks who actually run this country. Because Americans don’t often have cause to reflect on this simple truth, but the fact is that this country does not run on the backs of people like you and me. It runs on the backs of blue-collar workers who make products, and who move products” said Dundas.
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A paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) shows remote learning has had a negative impact on students’ test scores in every state. Not only were students across the country affected, minority students were impacted the most.
According to the publication, remote learning led to declines in test scores for English and math, when compared to scores of students who went to schools with more in-person learning. “Our research shows that test score losses are significantly larger in districts with less in-person learning,” said Emily Oster, professor of economics at Brown University.
“This suggests, yes, that virtual learning was – and is – less effective than in-person learning, at least as measured by school-based testing” added Oster. “Passing rates in math declined by 14.2 percentage points on average; we estimate this decline was 10.1 percentage points smaller for districts fully in-person,” the study found.
The research combined “district-level schooling mode data from the 2020-21 school year,” “district-level test score data from 2015 to 2021” and “demographic data from the NCES,” according to the study.
Data was collected from students in third to eighth grades in 12 states: Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Score declines showed variations by state, as well. Virginia “which had the most complete virtual learning time, along with Colorado, saw an almost 32% drop on math test scores in the 2020-21 school year when compared to the 2018-19 school year” reports Tampa Free Press.
Wyoming, however, “which had the most in-person learning, along with Florida, saw just a 2.3% drop in English, the study found.”
“Changes in English Language Arts (ELA) were smaller than math scores overall, but drops in scores were greater in districts with larger black and Hispanic populations and students eligible for free and reduced lunch prices” reports Tampa Free Press.
“Districts that have a larger share of black and Hispanic students and less in-person schooling also saw a greater decline in ELA test scores than those with more in-person schooling. “
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