An Iranian immigrant whose youngsters attend Loudoun County public faculties spoke earlier than the school board on Tuesday in opposition to a current school board determination to incorporate important race concept (CRT) within the curricula.
The school board additionally not too long ago handed guidelines governing lecturers’ use of scholars’ most well-liked pronouns, and inclusion of scholars in athletics pertaining to their gender identification not their organic intercourse.
The Loudon public school system has been the topic of widespread criticism not too long ago for imposing the CRT philosophy on college students and lecturers alike.
“I’m a Chaldean married to an Armenian,” the person informed the board. “We are minorities of the minorities in this country. Our ancestors and people survived massacres of the Church, and ISIS.”
He stated “I grew up in Iran as a Christian, and when we went to school — as much as the government wanted to indoctrinate us — the teachers didn’t allow it… They didn’t try to shove propaganda down our throats like the Ayatollahs did.”
“Now in the twenty-first century,” he stated, “we have social justice warrior so-called teachers who are trying to shove their garbage ideology down our kids’ throats.”
“These are our children, not yours. Their job is not to raise my child or my neighbor’s child. Their job is to teach our kids math, science, biology, literature — and that’s it. Not ideology.”
As regards the controversial new guidelines for gender non-conforming college students who determine as transgender, the daddy stated “How does that help [the children]? Does that teach them how to add? You want to push that garbage down my kids’ throat? I’ll make you call my kids ‘king’ and ‘queen.'”
The man has a number of firm amongst dad and mom and lecturers who object to the brand new guidelines. One of the county’s lecturers publicly resigned on Tuesday throughout the identical assembly, saying, “School board, I quit. I quit your policies. I quit your trainings. And I quit being a cog in a machine that tells me to push highly politicized agendas on our most vulnerable constituents, the children.”
One mother within the district, who grew up in communist China underneath Mao, informed the board: “I’ve been very alarmed by what’s going on in our school. You are now teaching… training our children to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history. Growing up in Mao’s China all this seems very familiar.
“The Communist regime makes use of the identical ‘important concept to divide individuals, the one distinction is that they use class as an alternative of race. During the cultural revolution I witnessed college students and lecturers that may flip in opposition to one another. We change the school names to be politically appropriate, we had been taught to denounce our heritage, the Red Guards destroy something that’s not Communist.”