Do You Know What’s Happening in Virginia Public Schools?
Virginia state law explicitly states that “a parent has a fundamental right to make decisions concerning the upbringing, education, and care of the parent’s child.” (Va. Code Ann. § 1-240.1)
But government officials and schools are secretly working overtime to take away parent’s rights, to make sure that most people—including many parents—don’t know what’s actually happening in their children’s schools.
It’s not fair.
And it violates the trust we put in our schools.
At a recent Fairfax County School Board meeting, a concerned citizen showed a graphic novel aimed at teen readers that she found in the high school library. Turns out it was also available in many other Virginia high schools. It contained images that were pornographic. She was shut down by the school board.
Fairfax County Public Schools set up committees to review the books and decide whether to continue to stock those books. Here’s what they are not doing:
“I’m not gonna let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decisions … I don’t think parents should be telling schools what to teach.”
- VA Gubernatorial Candidate Terry McAuliffe, Sept. 29, 2021
Tell Terry McAuliffe that parents deserve schools they can trust.
All over the state, parents and concerned citizens are discovering schools are not the safe environments and learning experiences they assumed. Submit your own story, photos, or video clips here.