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Lauren Boebert said Joe Biden closed schools. Here’s why she’s wrong.

Posted on AllSides February 9th, 2023
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President Joe Biden said during his State of the Union address that two years ago, amid pandemic-related shutdowns, "Our schools were robbed of so much." One of his Republican critics said on that point, Biden deserved the blame.

Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado tweeted about the school closures, "Hey Joe, YOU CLOSED THEM!" 

That is inaccurate. School closures began in spring 2020 when former President Donald Trump was still in office, and those decisions were made by state-level education officials and governors. 

"State leaders govern education in the U.S., and the federal...

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