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Eugene

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Tue Oct 17, 2023, 10:50 AM Oct 2023

The Conservative Effort To Take Over A Nationally Ranked School System (Loudoun Co., VA)

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Source: HuffPost

The Conservative Effort To Take Over A Nationally Ranked School System

A Virginia county's schools have faced tons of controversy — and right-wingers are convinced they can fix everything.

By Nathalie Baptiste
Oct 17, 2023, 05:45 AM EDT

“Shame on you! Shame on you! Shame on you!” hundreds of mostly white parents jeered at the Loudoun County Public School board members. The crowd waved signs demanding that educators stop teaching racism, and that they should instruct students that there are only two genders.

It was the final meeting of the academic school year in June 2021, and these parents had convinced themselves that efforts to teach accurate U.S. history was secretly an attempt to foster anti-white sentiment in schools.

But during the public comment section, the crowd became unruly and the meeting was eventually shut down, much to the chagrin of the attendees. Two people were arrested for disorderly conduct and trespassing.

Now, every seat on the school board is up for election on Nov. 7, and the conservatives want to blow up the whole school board and start from scratch.

It takes approximately one hour to drive from downtown Washington, D.C. to Loudoun County, Virginia, depending on the Capital Beltway’s infamous traffic. ...

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Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/loudoun-county-school-elections_n_652d6fffe4b00565b6210927

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The Conservative Effort To Take Over A Nationally Ranked School System (Loudoun Co., VA) (Original Post) Eugene Oct 2023 OP
Lowdown County?! appalachiablue Oct 2023 #1
Please correct the spelling of Loudon County in your headline. Martin68 Oct 2023 #2
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