VA Gov Terry McAuliffe: Parents Have No Say In What Schools Teach

VA Gov Terry McAuliffe: Parents Have No Say In What Schools Teach

VA Gov Terry McAuliffe: Parents Have No Say In What Schools Teach

Parents have no say in what schools teach. Terry McAuliffe, running once again for VA Governor, said the quiet part out loud during last night’s gubernatorial debate.

While the question didn’t go after the thorny issue of critical race theory, it did go bring up parents wanting to have a say as to what is available in school libraries. 

On education, Youngkin said he’d seen school systems “refusing to engage with parents” over the past 20 months, citing as an example recent parental outrage in Fairfax County over books with explicit sexual content.

He knocked McAuliffe for vetoing a measure in 2017 known as the “Beloved” bill, after the Toni Morrison novel, that would have allowed parents to opt out of having their children study materials deemed sexually explicit. Opponents of the measure criticized it as a form of censorship.

Before I get into McAuliffe’s answer, the Fairfax County issue was more than just “explicit sexual content.” As this mother outlined in detail. 

A Virginia mom found that books graphically depicting pedophilia were in her child’s school as part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion — so she read from them, verbatim, to the school board.

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“After seeing a September 9th school board meeting in Texas on pornography in schools, I decided to check the titles at my child’s high school, Fairfax High School. The books were available, and we checked them out. Both of these books include pedophilia, sex between men and boys,” Stacy Langton said, holding two books. “The illustrations include fellatio, sex toys, masturbation, and violent nudity.”

What did the Fairfax County School board do? They cut her mic and ran away while declaring that reading this perverted crap out loud was harmful to…the KIDS in the audience! No, I’m not kidding. Meanwhile, later on, several of the board members defended having this explicit content in the libraries because it’s only for high school kids, therefore it must be ok. They evidently have NEVER met a high school student!

But again, let me go back to last night’s debate. What was Terry McAuliffe’s response? 

Yes indeed folks, you read that correctly! Parents, according to Terry McAuliffe, are to have ZERO say as to what curriculum is taught in our public schools. ZERO say. Even though THEIR tax dollars, pay for those schools and the salaries of the teachers and librarians. The school boards are, by definition, directly accountable to the public for what takes place in those schools. 

If there is just one positive from these last 20 months of “two weeks to flatten the curve” it is that parents all over the country got a first hand education as to how bad many of our schools are, how awful a good many teachers are, the pushing of critical race theory on our kids, and the neglect and the politics at play  – none of which involve TEACHING our kids.

Terry McAuliffe informed Virginia parents that they are to have no say in what schools teach nor how it is taught in Virginia schools. This type of statement emboldens the teachers unions. It emboldens the school boards to dig in their heels and ignore the parents in favor of advancing political agendas that have nothing to do with education.

What should be pointed out is that McAuliffe is a hypocrite regarding education. First of all, his children have always gone to private schools. Yet, while he was governor previously, he vetoed three bills providing school choice.

So, while his stance last night is not surprising, the fact is parents all over Virginia and the country are standing up FOR their kids and against politically driven teaching agendas.   

Parents have EVERY right to know exactly what their kids are being taught. Parents have EVERY right to question literary choices. Does that mean it’s censorship? Let’s compare shall we? The Leftist progressives have banned Dr. Seuss, they continually try to ban Mark Twain, To Kill A Mockingbird, and many other books by world renowned authors. Parents are supposed to be ok with that. 

But when it comes to parents objecting to perverted sexually explicit books being available in school libraries, cries of censorship reverberate from the left. This was the response from a Fairfax County school board member regarding the gay porn books in the school libraries.

Never mind that parents. Terry McAuliffe, who wants to be governor of Virginia for the THIRD time, is here to tell you, what schools teach shouldn’t matter to you. Your tax dollars can be used however the school district decides it should be, so sit down and shut up. 

As mentioned above, parents all over the country are waking up to what is and what specifically ISN’T being taught in our schools. Privilege Pie charts are a must have in WA State’s Tumwater schools. Spelling, mathematics, science? Never mind. Privilege pies for all!

Let us hope that Terry McAuliffe rues the day he told parents they are not allowed to have a voice in their school districts. 

Feature Photo Credit: empty classroom by Shannonmatthew via Pixabay, cropped and modified

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  • GWB says:

    Yes indeed folks, you read that correctly! Parents, according to Terry McAuliffe, are to have ZERO say as to what curriculum is taught in our public schools. ZERO say.
    You only got the part in there about what was said after. Did you do a tweet quote? (Yes, you did.) Those never show the original if the browser doesn’t allow direct placement of the tweet. (I use a browser that doesn’t allow cross-site contamination, so I only get the text of tweets.)
    What he said was “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

    Parents, according to Terry McAuliffe, are to have ZERO say
    IOW, “I don’t think constituents should be telling the gov’t how to govern.”

    The school boards are, by definition, directly accountable to the public for what takes place in those schools.
    But they think they’re accountable to their Progressive god, instead. They are on a long march to replace Christianity with Progressivism – and they’ve succeeded!

    We can manage your life better than you.
    The truly sad part is that so many people actually want this to be true, and acquiesce to it. EVEN WHEN THE CONSEQUENCES ARE SO CLEARLY BAD. They want to be led, parented, ruled, mandated, corralled, ridden, lorded over.

    But when it comes to parents objecting to perverted sexually explicit books being available in school libraries, cries of censorship reverberate from the left.
    Essentially because they are grooming your children. One of the baser aspects of Progressivism is a strong hedonistic streak. And that hedonism extends to corrupting your children. If it involves sex or drugs, it is not wrong to these folks.

    To be clear, nothing will disrupt our Board’s commitment to LGBTQIA+ students, families, and staff.
    To be clear, it’s a commitment to perverting your children.

    so sit down and shut up
    Because you are obviously an inadequately pious Progressive. Or you’re a heretic or an infidel. In any case, you must be placed under the Inquisition until such time as you recant your heresy. To put it ST:TOS terms, “You are not of the body.” (Maoists called them “struggle sessions”, but it’s the same thing.)

  • 370H55V says:

    In otherwise normal times, something like this would have been a game-ender for McAuliffe, but VA is a solid left-wing state now, especially in its northern DC suburbs.

    And let us not forget that the voters in their infinite wisdom elected the super-arrogant Karl Frisch and Danica Roem. If I were betting, I’d still put my money on McAuliffe. This will ultimately not be resolved by votes alone.

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