Kamala Blames Diesel For Learning Decline in Children

Vice President Kamala Harris is spearheading a White House initiative to electrify the nation’s school buses, the administration announced Wednesday.

The project will leverage nearly $1 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for rebates awarded to school districts which purchase electric school buses. According to a fact sheet, the Biden administration will eventually spend $5 billion on the program.

“School buses safely transport more than 25 million children every day across America,” the White House said. “However, diesel exhaust from buses produces particulate matter and other pollutants that can cause lung damage and aggravate asthma and other health problems in children. In addition, diesel exhaust exposure has been linked to increased school absences.”

The $913 million released by the first funding round divided among 2,463 electric buses implies an average cost of more than $370,000 per vehicle, which is twice as expensive as the typical diesel school bus, according to the Philadelphia School District, which added five new electric buses to its fleet earlier this year. Officials in the City of Brotherly Love expect annual fuel savings of roughly $5,000.

“When I think about what the experience should be for our children of going to school on the school bus, I think about the fact that it should be about maximizing that experience for them, understanding that this bus symbolizes so much about our collective investment in our future,” Harris said at an event in Seattle, Washington, unveiling the school bus program. “Because, of course, it is about our investment in our children, in their health, and in their education. And in that way, our electric school bus program really does represent an intersection of all those points, on top of the importance of investing in domestic manufacturing.”

The spending on electric school buses comes after the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress showed average reading scores for nine-year-olds plummeting five points and average mathematics scores dropping seven points. “This is the largest average score decline in reading since 1990, and the first ever score decline in mathematics,” according to a report from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Parental rights in education and academic fallout from government lockdowns, during which students across the nation were sent home to learn virtually for months on end, are forecast to play a key role in voter turnout and enthusiasm during the upcoming midterm elections. Roughly 74% of registered voters support school choice, according to a poll from RealClear Opinion Research.

The Inflation Reduction Act, which President Joe Biden signed two months ago, will allocate $430 billion in spending toward renewable energy programs. Among other measures, the law greenlit electric vehicle tax credits of $7,500 for new cars and $4,000 for used cars, as well as 30% tax credits for home solar energy systems, according to another fact sheet.

Critics of the White House energy agenda have noted that gasoline prices are surging as Biden advances renewable energy policies, even while leasing the lowest amount of federal land for oil drilling since the conclusion of World War II and nixing expansions to the Keystone XL pipeline project. Overall energy prices increased nearly 20% between September 2021 and September 2022, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Original Article: Kamala Harris Unveils $5 Billion For Electric School Buses As Nation Sees Largest Learning Decline In Decades | The Daily Wire

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13 comments

  1. I remember my time on the bus fondly from the 70’s and 80’s. They were diesel back then too. I wonder why I didn’t suffer. I also remember longer trips on the bus for marching band and field trips. I wonder if these electric busses will be capable of those trips and how long it will take to charge them while under way.

    • 👍🏽👍🏽…Just two thumbs up!

    • I was not affected by the Diesel busses and I rode one for twelve years of schooling. The biggest thing affecting students’ learning today is the Democrat school programs. They aren’t teaching real history, science, cursive writing, or anything relevant to daily living.

  2. Does this idiot think, or get facts before she opens her big mouth!!! She needs to keep her mouth shut until she has a paper in her hand that has the truth printed, and learn her lines!!!

  3. Why is it Democrats always blame very body but themselves . If something go, s wrong , then somebody else did it . If something is going right then they did it, even thou they had nothing to do with it. Democrats just keep telling Lies and they cant stop. Biden /Harris/ Pelosi are the best Liars. America, the Democrats are Destroying America.

  4. Just read a review in a popular automotive magazine about the new Electric pick up truck and the cost to replace the battery. Depending on the battery you choose the cost will be $28000 to $35000. Imagine what it would cost to replace the battery in a bus or the cost of a bus to buy..
    All of the cost to go electric will be past on to everybody through school taxes.
    Secondly the idiots in Washington don’t care about what it’ll cost people of this country for their pet project.
    Most people don’t realize that the cares today run 90 percent cleaner than the cars of the 60’s or the 70’s and diesel runs much cleaner due to clean diesel.
    The Washington elite are putting the cart before the horse.
    Now think about this , over 50 percent of the pollution in the world today comes from China , Russia , North Korea and India..
    There aren’t enough generating stations in our country to make enough power to charge all these vehicles and the charging stations out there now of which most don’t work and not enough technical repair workers to fix the inoperable charging stations . This country is just not ready to go electric to the extent the Washington Idiots want.
    This is why I say they put the cart before the horse.

  5. Kamala’s puttering, stuttering, and droning is not because of diesel.
    When Pelosi clacks like a diesel, it’s the dentures.
    VW TDI’s are diesel, not breasts.
    I’ll circle Back to the children’s math scores; count on it.

  6. Where do these IDIOTS dream this crap up at? FJB and FKH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. I can’t wait until that Republican super train derails the Biden Democratic freight train in 8 days. Americans are fed up with Lies and Stupid choices.

  8. It’s not the buses that cause a learning degeneration, it’s liberalism at it’s finest.

  9. My Son just called from Utah and has been told that they shortly will not be able to obtain diesel fuel and that Trucks will soon be stranded on the side of the road! He is over 2,000 miles from home right now and desperate to get home before the diesel dries up!

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