Posted: Jan 22, 2022 12:01 AM
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In 2021, special interests groups and teachers unions worked their air-tight alliances with Democratic politicians to the bone, trying harder than ever to stop parents from having a say in the education of their children. But 2021 was also the year that parents fought back. Parents flocked to the polls in record numbers to elect Glenn Youngkin as Governor of Virginia in a massive upset. Youngkin kept his campaign promise and banned Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Virginia’s schools on his first day in office. In another victory, the Department of Education pulled the plug on a regulation that would have tied CRT teachings to federal education funding. Parental rights are solidly on the 2022 ballot, and politicians are paying attention to parents now more than ever. These victories were made possible by the actions of parents across the country, who pushed back against anti-science teachers unions and were elected to school board positions in record numbers. If not for parent activists taking a stand last year, who knows how dire the situation of our nation’s schools might have become.Though we have much to celebrate, the fight isn’t over. We are seeing groups on the Left doing whatever they can to hold onto power. This past month, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) tried to close schools again. More evidence of shameful coordination between the Biden administration and the National School Boards Association was also recently revealed. Michigan Democrats, in a now deleted Facebook post, derided parents for thinking that they should have a say …
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