The American Civil Liberties Union is suing South Carolina for a ban on masking requirements in schools.
Earlier this summer, South Carolina state legislature passed a conditional budget prohibiting school districts from using government funds to “require students and / or staff in all educational institutions to wear a face mask.” Scientific studies show that COVID-19 transmission is much lower in children than adults, but that hasn’t stopped the Biden government, CDC, teacher unions and now the ACLU from masking students and vaccinated teachers this fall .
The left-wing activist group, which represents multiple parents of children with disabilities and other groups, targets Republican Governor Henry McMaster, his government and certain school districts for banning the requirement of face covering because they say the rule “effectively excludes” .[s] these students with disabilities from participating in the public education system in violation of the [Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act]. “
“School districts with students with disabilities, including underlying medical conditions that increase the likelihood of developing and / or becoming seriously ill with COVID-19, have a legal obligation to ensure that these children are aware that they can attend school School District has followed recommended protocols to ensure their safety, ”the lawsuit states, citing the CDC’s anti-science universal masking protocols for children ages two and up.
“By forbidding any school from imposing a mask mandate, Proviso 1.108 hinders that school’s ability to meet its obligations under federal disability laws and illegally compels parents of basic conditions children between their child’s education and their child’s health and safety Select. in violation of the ADA and Section 504, ”it continues. “In addition, such a ban unnecessarily and unscrupulously puts South Carolina schoolchildren and their families at increased risk of infection, hospital and death.”
McMaster did not comment on the lawsuit, but his spokesman Brian Symmes told NPR that the governor was up against the parents’ choice of masking.
“While we don’t comment on specific litigation, the only truly inclusive option is for all parents to be able to decide whether their child wears a mask in school. That is exactly what the General Assembly’s budget reservation in South Carolina does, ”said Symmes.
Just last week, President Joe Biden directed the Department of Education to target Republican states that have passed or enacted mask bans on schools. Under the guise of “civil rights” and American equality under the law, Biden ordered his Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, to investigate states that do not allow face-covering requirements.
Jordan Davidson is a writer for The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University with majoring in Political Science and Journalism as minor.