Virginia’s new Republican governor Glenn Youngkin, who thrashed Clinton money-man Terry McAuliffe for the job in November while making parental control of public education one of his prime issues, is making good on his promises.
Youngkin’s administration has set up a tip line for parents who learn of “divisive” subjects being taught in their children’s schools. While education can naturally be divisive as it seeks to foster independent thinking, Youngkin’s target is Critical Race Theory (CRT), which teaches that the United States is actually a white-supremacist empire that must be dismantled brick by brick, and that being white is something children should be ashamed of.
The tip line, firstname.lastname@example.org, one of several initiatives of the new administration, is for parents to report any state schools they believe to be “behaving objectionably,” reports DailyMail.com.
“We’re asking for folks to send us reports and observations,” Youngkin said. “Help us be aware of … their child being denied their rights that parents have in Virginia, and we’re going to make sure we catalogue it all. … And that gives us further, further ability to make sure we’re rooting it out.”
Leftists will no doubt inundate the address with obscenities and porn from their collections, much as they did with election-fraud tip lines set up by the presidential campaign of Donald Trump.
Youngkin, who took office in January, also pledged to do away with COVID-related school closures along with fighting back against critical race theory and other progressive ideologies in schools. In one of his first orders, he required school districts to allow parents to opt-out of masking their children at school.
“If there’s one thing that hopefully everybody heard in November it’s that it is time to listen to parents. … We will use every resource within the governor’s authority to explore what we will do and can do in order to make sure that parents’ rights are protected,” Youngkin said.
Virginia is not the only state to ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory; several others have done so as well.
CRT “denies our students the opportunity to gain important facts, core knowledge, formulate their own opinions, and to think for themselves,” the Youngkin order reads. “Our children deserve far better from their education than to be told what to think.”