Teacher gives epic speech in Loudoun County:
More: Brave Loudoun County citizens raise hell over CRT:
Parents, teachers, and a lone school board member continue to heat things up in Loudoun County School Board meetings in their fight against Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the K-12 public schools there. One hundred and twenty-three (123) citizens showed up to speak at 4 p.m. on a hot Tuesday afternoon this week. There were only a handful of people who spoke in favor of CRT at the meeting.
The Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) have been accused of promoting biased social justice materials in all grades there. The Virginia county also sought to discourage the celebration of Dr. Seuss’s books on their Read Across America Day celebrations associated with the author’s birthday.
……On Tuesday, Juli Briskman, who is on the Board of Supervisors, wrote a letter supporting the board’s mission to adopt a CRT curriculum.
……Briskman is a member of the ‘Anti-Racist’ Facebook group of parents and at least one school board member that targeted the families who do not want to see CRT in the schools. She is pictured here flipping off President Trump as he drove by in his motorcade. Her actions and the photo were made public. Shortly thereafter, she was elected to the board.
……organizers Elicia Brand and Scott Mineo, who kindly braved the withering heat to round up a spectacular lineup of interviews with impassioned local citizens.
……Brand, a mother of three, is deeply worried about the direction of the county’s schools:
“Our children are being taught to hate our country, to deny our heroes, to feel guilt and shame for the sins of fathers that weren’t even theirs; instead of being taught correctly, so history never repeats. Our children are not being taught to thrive. They are being taught to be equal to or less then. They are not being taught the importance of meritocracy but the reliance on equitability. Pride and effort are not valued. Individuality, Positivity, and Hope is not celebrated.”
“This is a fight that knows no hours,” she continued, “The newest hashtag is #AllDayEveryDay. We can’t give up when we get tired. The stakes are too high. They want our kids. They need our kids to achieve their Neo-Marxist agenda. We are not willing to give them up. Once our kids are indoctrinated by the schools, they are dependent on the system. Uneducated, lazy, unconfident kids become adults who are dependent on the government and who will be much more pliable to its will.”
Outside the Board Meeting, many in the community gathered to protest CRT and celebrate the court ruling by Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge James Plowman concerning elementary physical education teacher Tanner Cross. Cross was represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a conservative Christian legal group.
Cross was placed on administrative leave on May 25th for telling the school board that it would be against his faith to address transgender children according to their identified gender preference.
At a May 25th speech during the public comment section of a Loudoun County School Board meeting, he stated that he loves “all of [his] students, but he will never lie to them regardless of the consequences.” He also explained that gender dysphoria is heartbreaking and cited having watched a recent 60 minutes report on the subject of children who regret having transitioned with hormone treatment and now wish to de-transition.
About 30 young people “were interviewed who transitioned,” Cross explained, “but they felt lead astray because of lack of pushback or how easy it was to make physical changes in their bodies in just three months.” The children interviewed “are now de-transitioning,” he continued. His preference to call them by their biological gender nearly cost him his job. He was reinstated on Tuesday.
……Many in the community have been bullied for standing up. Parent after parent spoke about the “Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County Facebook group,” “affectionately” named “Chardonnay Antifa” by the parents who have been fighting CRT in the schools. Sadly, School Board member, Beth Barts, led the charge, actively encouraging parents in the county to target the parents who disagree with CRT.
The parents against CRT were allegedly put on lists, threatened, and their names doxxed all over social media. The Anti-racist groups made “calls for volunteers” on Facebook to gather information, infiltrate the Facebook groups of the parents battling with the schools, spread and communicate information and find hackers to shut down pages associated with groups who do not want CRT in the schools.
……Elementary music education teacher Lilit Vanetsyan whose impassioned speech in the March 9 School Board meeting went viral. Vanetsyan is poised and confident in her belief that children are best served when bias and indoctrination are kept out of the curriculum. Lilit also went head to head with the board over her refusal to wear a mask because of a medical exemption. She told them it was embarrassing to be asked about her refusal to wear a mask in front of everyone there.
Barts is a real fascist. She spearheaded the effort of targeting parents who disagreed with the board’s actions by compiling a list of dissidents, harassing them, and ‘publicly exposing them’.
A Chinese mom chewed out the school board, telling them that they remind her of the ChiCom regime she was forced to endure before she came to America:
“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 uses the same ‘critical theory’ to divide people, the only difference is that they use class instead of race. During the cultural revolution I witnessed students and teachers that can turn against each other. We change the school names to be politically correct, we were taught to denounce our heritage, the Red Guards destroy anything that is not Communist.”
“We are also encouraged to report on each other just like the student equity ambassador program and bias reporting system. This is indeed the American version of the Chinese Communist… the Chinese culture revolution. The critical race theory has its roots in cultural Marxism, it should have no place in our schools.”
In Florida, this Mom gave the school board an earful about the racism of CRT:
Florida has banned CRT from its classrooms.
Loudon County is the epicenter of CRT because of the proximity to the beltway Progs in Congress.
Leftwing indoctrination in America’s schools has become a malignancy. Academic intelligentsia wants complete control of your kids and it will use union propaganda, insults, dismissive epithets, and force to get it.
The Left’s academic cancel culture against whites includes eliminating grading standards, telling bi-racial students they should confront their ‘white dominance’, telling school kids they’re “born racist”, and that “all white people perpetuate systematic racism”.
Parents are starting to pay attention to what their kids are being taught. If more parents raised hell over this shit, it will stop.