For Immediate Release: June 30, 2021
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Loudoun County School Board Troubles Are Just the Beginning
Washington, D.C.: “The Virginia Department of Education is demanding every school district in the state cave to radical social experimentation,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “In accordance with a 2020 law signed by Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam, the VDOE has produced the ‘Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools,’ which demands school districts erase all gender-based programs and distinctions.”
“This centralized decree puts everything on the chopping block of woke logic,” Martin continued. “Bathrooms, locker rooms, overnight lodging, sports, curriculum, assemblies, field trips — even father-daughter dances are up for cancellation. Rest assured, the embarrassment of the Loudoun County School Board’s handling [read: arresting] of concerned parents this month is just a preview of the chaos yet to come.”
Martin concluded, “Parents and teachers must stand up and stop this lunacy. We must protect Virginia’s children from the woke bullying of the left. The so-called ‘progressives’ will try every emotional trick in book, but we must stand strong against social engineering in our schools.
“The VDOE set a fall 2021 deadline for these new rules, and some districts are already presenting drafts of their own policies. Parents: be in the know and be prepared to stand up and speak. Virginia schools must be for learners, not for radical sexual agendas.”