It’s only Wednesday, and I have already found the quote of the week. It’s found in today’s Washington Examiner.
Here is the quote:
“I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” McAuliffe (Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe) said in response to Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin, who argued parents should be more involved in the decisions of local school districts. “I’m not going to let parents come into schools, and actually take books out, and make their own decision.”
Theoretically school boards are answerable to the voters who elect them. Many of those voters are parents with children in the schools. As far as taking books out, that depends. On August 3rd, CBN reported on a parent reading passages from books in a school library to the school board. The passages would be considered pornographic by most people. Why are we exposing our children to this? Shouldn’t the books involved be removed?
The article concludes:
None of this should come as a surprise to parents familiar with the public school system and the educators in control of it. These people want to use education as a means to turn impressionable young children into the next generation of leftist activists, and they have become increasingly hostile to any parental attempts to stop it. Parents who protest the teaching of critical race theory in schools have been smeared as “racists.” And parents who oppose the transgender ideology and the way in which it has been implemented into public schools are intentionally kept in the dark by educators and even risk losing custody of their children if they try to push back.
How children are raised and what they are taught is entirely up to the parents, not to the education establishment and its leftist enablers. McAuliffe, if elected, would clearly aim to crack down on parental rights so public schools can fill students’ heads with whatever they wish without facing any consequences. Is that the kind of governor Virginians want?
It might be a good idea to bring the children of the next generation up with the values that made this country great–not expose them to things that are simply not healthy.