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“The Education Department, your department, has proposed a rule change that would pull federal funding from schools that don’t allow biological males to compete against girls in sports. Mr. Secretary, yes or no, does that mean that your department would take away school lunch programs for needy kids because a state or a school won’t allow a boy to compete against a girl in sports?” Banks asked.
After avoiding the question, Rep. Banks interrupted Cardona and asked, “No, no, I’m asking you a question. Do you support taking away school lunches from kids who go to schools where boys aren’t allowed to play on girls’ sports teams?”
Secretary Cardona responded, “We are promoting the most rigorous, intensive academic programming under Raise the Bar. I would love to share more information.”
Banks asked the question again for the third time but Cardona refused, yet again.
“It’s a yes or no question, Mr. Secretary,” Banks said sternly.
Cardona deflected and said, “I’m proud of the work we’re doing to make sure that all students feel safe in school.”
The US Department of Education’s proposal to Title IX would set a standard that would “govern a recipient’s adoption or application of sex-related criteria that would limit or deny a student’s eligibility to participate on a male or female athletic team consistent with their gender identity.”
The Biden administration says that schools must provide clarity on how the plan to ensure that students have equal opportunity to participate on male and female athletic teams as required by Title IX.
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