Youngkin Gets in the Fight

Posted on AllSides September 21st, 2022
From The Right
Education, Glen Youngkin, LGBTQ Issues, First Amendment
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Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin has overhauled the model policies set forth by the state for school districts dealing with gender ideology. In them, he reasserts the First-Amendment freedom of teachers and staff not to be compelled to promote political or ideological beliefs against their will, and the primacy of parents in raising their children how they see fit, under the 14th Amendment. “Schools shall defer to parents to make the best decisions with respect to their children,” the new policy states.

It’s a welcome correction to a grievous error. In 2021, Democratic governor Ralph Northam...

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