Parents have been complacent about overseeing their children’s education for too long. That’s all about to change, much to the chagrin of the radical left.
Virginia parents want more control over what their children are being taught in public schools, a Fox News poll found. That spells bad news for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe who opposes parents’ input in creating curriculum.
The news outlet asked, “Do you believe parents should – or should not – be telling schools what to teach?” The results came in with 57% of Virginia parents and 50% of likely voters telling Fox News that parents should have input.
Conversely, 34% of parents and 40% of likely voters thought parents “should not” have a say in what schoolchildren would be taught. This poll comes at a time when parents are becoming aware of leftist agenda items like Critical Race Theory and transgender ideology are being pushed on kids.
The problem for McAuliffe, who once served as the state’s governor from 204 to 2018, when compared to his Republican opponent Glenn Younkin. It appears the Democrat is out of step with a majority of parents in his deep-blue state.
“I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decision,” McAuliffe said last month while debating Youngkin. “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” he said.
“McAuliffe wants to suppress and silence parents so his special interest allies can force their radical political agenda into classrooms and tell children what to think instead of teaching them how to think,” Christian Martinez, a spokesman for the GOP candidate, shot back against McAuliffe. “Virginia parents are supporting Glenn Youngkin because he listens to them, respects them, and will restore excellence to our schools, raise teacher pay, and invest in the largest education budget in Virginia history.”
American parents have trusted education professionals for a long time thinking they have the best interests of their kids in mind. However, COVID-19 online learning brought what was happening in classrooms home for parents to see and they don’t like it one bit — and that could finish McAuliffe.