If CRT Is Not Taught In Schools, Why Are Dems Pissed Youngkin Just Banned It?
Remember how every liberal pundit from Don Lemon to Joy Reid insisted that Critical Race Theory was not part of the school curriculum? Well, why then are they all blowing a fuse over the newly installed Governor of Virginia signing an order to make sure that does not happen?
Yesterday's news coverage on CNN and MSNBC was on the outrage of Youngkin making good on his campaign promise. You see, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has kicked off his term with a slew of executive orders to address key campaign issues - one of them was to ensure that CRT is not taught in schools - and yet the left who denied it ever was being taught in schools are all up in arms. Go figure.
After being sworn in as the 74th governor of Virginia, Youngkin signed 11 executive orders, a handful of which allowed parents to exert control over their children's education by ordering schools to stop teaching critical race theory and implementing mask mandates in public schools.
"Parents should have a say in what is taught in school because, in Virginia, parents have a fundamental right to make decisions with regards to their child’s upbringing, education, and care," Youngkin demanded in his inauguration speech Saturday. "To parents, I say we respect you. And we will empower you in the education of your children."
Youngkin, who made education a focal point of his campaign, issued an executive order mandating officials to "investigate wrongdoing in Loudoun County."
This alluded to the scandal in which the school board was accused of covering up or failing to address multiple sexual assault allegations, one of which resulted in the conviction of a male student who identified as gender fluid.
The governor also signed two executive directives, which differ from executive orders in how the legal language is styled, aiming "to jumpstart our economy by cutting job-killing regulations by 25 percent" and "to restore individual freedoms and personal privacy by rescinding the vaccine mandate for all state employees."
Youngkin's predecessor, former Gov. Ralph Northam, imposed numerous restrictions to curb the transmission of COVID-19. Last year, for example, he signed executive
orders ordering state workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and requiring students to wear masks in schools, WRIC reported.
Youngkin was inaugurated as Virginia's first Republican governor since the year 2010. He was joined by fellow Republicans Winsome Sears, who became the first female black lieutenant governor, and Jason Miyares, who was elected the first Hispanic attorney general in the state's history.
Youngkin won the election after an aggressive race with Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat who previously served as governor of Virginia. The election was a significant victory for Republicans in a state that Democrats had previously dominated.
offering a vision of "hope and optimism," while acknowledging the state has struggled with the fallout from inflation, COVID-19 lockdowns, remote learning, attacks on the police, and bitter political divisions, Gov. Youngkin said that he is committed to tackling these problems and serving all Virginians as the dawn of "a new and better day" crests over the commonwealth.