A Virginia father is operating for a seat on the Loudoun County School Board, which has confronted immense criticism for its stance on instructing crucial race principle, requiring masks in faculties and a latest sexual assault case. Michael Rivera referred to as the varsity system “toxic” and mentioned he’s taking motion to alter it.

Rivera is asking for a return to lecturers as political agendas are creeping their manner into faculties throughout the nation. 

“A lot of us sit around and we complain about what’s going on in the government and local government and all sorts of other political actions, and we don’t ever really get out of our comfort zone and do something,” Rivera mentioned on “Fox & Friends.”

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“We’ve got to do something. This is the life of our child. This is the life of the children in Loudoun County. And, as you can see, this is a trend that is across the entire United States.”

Rivera introduced his bid for varsity board at a gathering Tuesday evening and mentioned he obtained robust assist from mother and father who agree that faculties have to cease inserting politics into the curriculum

Parents and community members attend a Loudoun County School Board meeting, just 40 minutes from Fairfax

Parents and neighborhood members attend a Loudoun County School Board assembly, simply 40 minutes from Fairfax
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When requested why the varsity board is so liberal, Rivera refused to invest about whether or not they had been being influenced by lecturers’ unions.

“I just know that we need to absolutely get back to pure academics and really care about what the children want as opposed to what political forces are driving,” he instructed Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt.

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The Loudoun County School Board reportedly spent $34,000 on crucial race principle coaching for varsity directors in 2020. As a end result, an anti-CRT group launched a $500,000 advert marketing campaign criticizing the varsity board.

The identical group, Free to Learn Action, additionally launched $1 million in advertisements focusing on former Governor Terry McAuliffe forward of the state’s gubernatorial election. The advertisements spotlight McAuliffe’s declare that he needs to “minimize” mother and father’ function in training.

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Rivera, nevertheless, believes mother and father ought to have a say in what their youngsters are being taught. 

“It is dystopian and disturbing to think that the state should be controlling our children’s education solely without us having any influence on it,” he mentioned.