Virginia Teacher Says ‘Marxist’ Critical Race Training is Damaging the Community

Loudoun County in Virginia has been engaged in a months-long battle between parents and officials over the direction of their public schools.

Last year, the school system spent almost half a million dollars on race-based education materials. Parents and even some teachers are objecting to the introduction of Critical Race Training.

An advanced placement teacher is the latest to speak out.

Sam Dorman reports at FOX News:

Virginia teacher says critical race theory has damaged community as frustrated parents demand changes

An Advanced Placement Government teacher in Loudoun County, Virginia is speaking out about what she calls “Marxist” ideas that have prompted intense infighting among county residents.

“We’re told that we’re living in a county that’s suffering from systemic racism and I think that that whole notion has done nothing but damage our community and our school since they began pushing equity,” teacher Monica Gill told Fox News this week.

She added that teachers were told to “disrupt and dismantle this systemic racism. And I can tell you, one thing that’s for sure, it has been disruptive because there are parents who disagree with this ideology, there are teachers who disagree with it, there are students who disagree with it — and it is harmful.”

Her comments came amid a raging debate over the county’s controversial equity and diversity trainings, forms of which have surfaced in schools across the country.

Not all of the teachers in the district agree with this view. Some of them are completely on board with the woke agenda and resent parents for objecting.

John Battiston reports at the Loudoun Times-Mirror:

Teacher accuses parent group of ‘racism’ after group criticizes LCPS equity efforts

During the April 8 meeting of the Loudoun County School Board’s Equity Committee, a Loudoun County Public Schools teacher accused a local parents group of racism in response to that group’s continued allegations that LCPS is employing critical race theory in its employee training and student curriculum — something the school system has consistently denied.

The public comments from Andrea Weiskopf — who teaches Latin at River Bend Middle School in Sterling — are the latest chapter in an ongoing conflict in the LCPS community over the school system’s “Culturally Responsive Framework.”

“Over the past few weeks, a small group of Loudoun residents have put their racism on display for the nation,” Weiskopf said.

“They have been emboldened by the meekness and the silence of those on the School Board and in the community who, just one year ago, marched boldly through the streets of Leesburg to protest the pervasive use of violence against Black and brown bodies,” she said.

It’s just astounding that parents are forced to put up with this when they are the ones financing these schools with their tax dollars.


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