(THE FEDERALIST) – Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe showed his true colors in his last debate with Republican Glenn Youngkin by telling the truth about his position on education. He said, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
After the firestorm of criticism that followed McAuliffe’s statement, The Washington Post attempted to throw him a lifeline. Last week it published an op-ed entitled “Parents Claim They Have the Right to Shape Their Kids’ School Curriculum. They don’t.” It affirmed that concerned parents’ only option is to buy their kids’ way out of toxic public schools.
It explained: “Courts have found that parents have great authority when it comes to deciding how to raise and educate their children. This right, however, does not mean that public schools must cater to parents’ individual ideas about education. Parents can opt out of the public system if they wish, and pay to send their children to private or religious schools.”
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