The Line That Will Haunt Terry McAuliffe For the Rest of His Campaign

The Line That Will Haunt Terry McAuliffe For the Rest of His Campaign

September 29, 2021

During Tuesday’s gubernatorial debate, Terry McAuliffe unabashedly said Virginia parents should not have a say about what their children are being taught in school.

McAuliffe: “I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decision. So yea, I stopped the bill. I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

In stark contrast, Glenn Youngkin reaffirmed his commitment to allowing parents to be at the center of their children’s education.

Youngkin: “What we’ve seen over the course of the last 20 months is our school systems refusing to engage with parents. In fact, in Fairfax County this past week, we watched parents so upset because there was such sexually explicit material in the library they had never seen, it was shocking. And in fact, you vetoed the bill that would have informed parents that they were there. You believe school systems should tell children what to do. I believe parents should be in charge of their kids’ education.”

Ironically enough, Terry McAuliffe sent four of his kids to The Potomac School, a roughly $40,000-per-student private school in McLean, VA.

Bottom line: Terry McAuliffe admitted that, if elected, he would use his power to keep parents out of their kids’ education. If McAuliffe has things his way, the government and teachers unions would control Virginians rather than Virginians controlling the government.

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