A Virginia teacher has dramatically resigned during a meeting of her scandal-hit school board after blasting its obsession with lessons on critical race theory.
Laura Morris spoke before Loudoun County School Board in an emotional address, explaining why the ‘equity trainings’ and political dogma forced her to resign.
She said she could no longer be part of an organization that told her ‘white, Christian, able-bodied females’ needed to be reined in.
Morris, who has taught at Lucketts Elementary School in Leesburg, Virginia, for five years – half of her career – told the board: ‘I quit being a cog in a machine that tells me to push highly-politicized agendas on our most vulnerable constituents – the children.’
Her voice breaking with emotion, she said she no longer felt able to teach within the district, despite it being affluent and well-resourced.
‘This summer I have struggled with the idea of returning to school, knowing that I’ll be working yet again with a school division that, despite its shiny tech and flashy salary, promotes political ideologies that do not square with who I am as a believer in Christ,’ she said.
Morris said that she was dismayed by the ‘lack of consideration for the growing population of concerned citizens in this division’, pointing out that Tuesday’s meeting was in an empty hall.
Loudoun recently adopted rules for the public comment section of board meetings that prohibit a general audience and allow only 10 scheduled speakers to enter the building at a time.
She said she was angered by ’emails sent by the superintendent last year reminding me that a dissenting opinion is not allowed, even to be spoken in my personal life.’
And she said that she had been sent a form which she and her colleagues were told to fill out if they heard others within the school system criticizing ‘the controversial policies being promoted by this school board’.
Morris continued: ‘Not only that, but within the last year I was told in our so-called equity trainings that white, Christian, able-bodied females currently have the power in our schools and, quote, ‘this has to change’.
‘Clearly you have made your point.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Harriet Alexander