Democrat Terry McAuliffe debated his Republican challenger in Virginia this week where he weighed-in on the state’s education system, saying he doesn’t “think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
“I’m not going to let parents come into schools and take books out and make their own decisions. I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” McAuliffe told the crowd.
Terry McAuliffe: "I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach." pic.twitter.com/7S15pTv1gY
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 28, 2021
The state’s school system has become a national focal point over issues like Critical Race Theory, the treatment of transgender children, and others.
Virginia’s Department of Education is also urging local districts across the commonwealth to abandon “gendered” events like the “Father-Daughter Dance” and other “sex-segregated activities.”
“The department’s Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools was developed pursuant to legislation passed last year by the state legislature and signed into law by Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam,” reports JustTheNews.com.
Virginia imposes new transgender rules on schools:
– Eliminate gender-based practices
– End gender-based homecoming/prom court
– Cancel events like "Father-Daughter Dances"
– Overnight lodging for field trips based on gender identity, not biological sex.https://t.co/mpKMXrRTu9
— Mary Vought (@MaryVought) July 1, 2021
“The rules were quietly promulgated earlier this year, but generated interest and controversy late this month as some school officials publicized efforts to come in line with the guidance,” adds the website.
“Gender-based policies, rules, and practices can have the effect of marginalizing, stigmatizing, and excluding students, regardless of their gender identity or gender expression,” it states, citing “practices that may be based on gender” such as “grouping students for class activities, gender-based homecoming or prom courts, limitations on who can attend as ‘couples’ at school dances, and gender-based events such as father-daughter dances.”
Watch McAuliffe’s comments above.
AL GORE: Virginia Governor Can Make-Up for ‘Blackface’ Scandal by Blocking ‘Racist’ Gas Pipeline
Climate-change crusader and former Vice President Al Gore came-up with a unique way disgraced Virginia Governor Ralph Northam can atone for his “blackface” scandal this week; urging the liberal leader to block a proposed gas pipeline.
“This is an ideal opportunity for him to say, ‘I’ve seen the light,’” said Gore in Virginia, referencing the Atlantic Coast pipeline which he then labeled a “racist rip-off.”
The former Vice President added it would be a major step towards “racial reconciliation” following the now infamous yearbook photo.
“If you want to be a great governor, if you want to help lead the nation, the first thing you oughta do is stop by Union Hill and tell this compressor, tell Dominion, ‘I was wrong, but I’m gonna do right, now,’” added another environmental activist.
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.
DIGGING IN: Loudoun School Board Boss Refuses to Stop ‘Equity Training’, Accuses Parents of ‘Politics’
From Fox News:
Parents in Loudoun County, Virginia, received an earful from school board Chair Brenda Sheridan, who refused to back down from controversial equity trainings and suggested opponents had engaged in “dog-whistle politics.”
“Tonight, the Loudoun County School Board meeting was interrupted by those who wish to use the public comment period to disrupt our work and disrespect each other,” said Sheridan on Tuesday.
“Dog-whistle politics will not delay our work. We will not back down from fighting for the rights of our students and continuing our focus on equity.”
Her comments came at the end of a contentious school board meeting during which Sheridan and other board members left the room over a purported lack of decorum.
“Public comment is not only welcome, but encouraged, during school board meetings,” she said.
“The start time for tonight’s meeting was even moved earlier to accommodate the anticipated volume of speakers. In fact, 259 speakers signed up to address numerous issues on the agenda tonight. This time should have been used for community members to share their views with the board and the public. Even after numerous attempts to ask for decorum, so everyone could speak, those attending insisted on continued interruptions in an attempt to delay and disrupt the proceeding. These politically motivated antics ought to end. But if they don’t, know that they won’t delay our work.”
The school board superintendent was the one who declared the meeting an unlawful assembly, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News.
On Wednesday, Sheridan faced sharp backlash from parents in Loudoun.
Ian Prior, who leads the Fight for Schools PAC, told Fox News: “Over 10,000 Loudoun parents, grandparents, and taxpayers have signed petitions to remove a majority of school board members. As parents, we have done our homework, have seen how our children are being taught and their teachers are being trained. Those school board members continue to ignore the voice of the unsilent majority and deny what we all know – Loudoun County Public Schools is not a welcoming environment for students, parents, and teachers who put excellence in education before political activism in schools.”
Read the full report at Fox News.