House GOP Investigates Schools for Using COVID-19 Funds to Pad District Administration, Teach Leftist Ideology

House Republicans on the Oversight and Reform Committee and the Education and Labor Committee are looking into the misuse of COVID-19 relief funds at schools, specifically in funding divisive racial teachings like critical race theory (CRT).
Congress created the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund to ensure that schools reopened safely and addressed the learning loss suffered by students due to the pandemic. In a Sept. 14 letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona (pdf), the GOP members point out that those taxpayer dollars are being “used to indoctrinate children in core tenets of leftist ideology.”
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act of 2021 signed by President Donald Trump contributed $13.2 billion and $54.3 billion to the ESSER Fund, respectively. The American Rescue Plan (ARP), signed by President Joe Biden, provided over $120 billion….

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R. Kelly Found Guilty on Multiple Counts in Sexual Abuse Trial

CHICAGO—R&B singer R. Kelly was found guilty on Wednesday on multiple charges of child pornography and luring underage girls to have sex with him but not guilty of obstructing a 2008 state case that ended with his acquittal.
In his latest trial, Kelly—whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly—was found guilty by a jury on six out of 13 counts, prosecutors said.
He was found guilty of three child pornography counts and three counts of enticing minors for sex, but acquitted of seven other charges that included obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to receive child pornography.
In Chicago, a conviction of just one count of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years….

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