One year after Youngkin victory, education once again takes center stage in Virginia – Washington Examiner

by | Oct 27, 2022 | Education

A year after Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) brought his education-focused campaign to the northern Virginia county of Loudoun, the issue is once again seeping into campaign politics in an area within commuting distance of the nation’s capital.
Throughout 2021, Loudoun County was infamously the epicenter of a nationwide movement of parental activism that began when the school district failed to offer in-person classes for months into the 2020-2021 school year and continued over concerns the district was incorporating critical race theory in the classroom. The protests and outrage reached a fever pitch in June 2021 when it was revealed the school board had sought to cover up a sexual assault by a male student in the girl’s bathroom at a district high school, while attempting to pass a resolution allowing students to access bathrooms based on their gender identity rather than their biological sex.
The county served as the perfect backdrop for the parental rights and education-focused campaign of then-candidate Glenn Youngkin, as he hammered his Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe for s …

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