States can’t block federal funds for districts that mandate masks, Education secretary says

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Public schools who want to institute mask mandate rules can’t be denied federal funds, even if their state governments try to pressure them out of mask mandates, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said.

The Florida state government threatened to withhold funds for schools in Broward and Alachua counties if they imposed mandatory mask rules. But the Biden administration has proposed using federal funds to make up the difference, with Cardona specifying Sunday that the schools “do not have to get the green

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