ARLINGTON, VA – According to reports, signs promoting Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe have been spotted that bear the slogan “Keep Parents Out of Classrooms,” a slogan that clearly alludes to parents in recent months voicing opposition to things like CRT being injected into school curriculums.
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In recent months, the topic of infuriated parents attending school board meetings across the country to vent their displeasures over things like CRT being injected into the classrooms has been weaponized by left-leaning proponents.
This topic culminated to a point where the National School Boards Association wrote a letter to President Biden back in September, maligning these parents voicing their frustrations as being “the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”
The aforementioned background appears to be what has fueled the latest political signage that aims to boost voter turnout in favor of Democrat Terry McAuliffe in a tight race against Republican Glenn Youngkin for the Virginia gubernatorial race.
In photos posted to Twitter, campaign signs promoting McAuliffe bear the following slogan:
“Keep Parents Out of Classrooms. Vote McAuliffe. Keep Virginia Blue.”
Here's a close up of another one. No attributions on the sign. pic.twitter.com/z6kQEEq3Iw
— The Virginia Project (@ProjectVirginia) October 24, 2021
There are some online speculating that due to there being no present attributions on the sign, perhaps it was crafted by political opposition. While it is certainly a possibility, the slogan on the sign happens to coincide with sentiments expressed by McAuliffe during a September debate.
During the September 28th debate between McAuliffe and Youngkin, the Republican gubernatorial candidate emphasized the importance of parents being more in control of what’s going on in their kids’ schools:
“What we’ve seen over the course of the last 20 months is our school systems refusing to engage with parents. In fact, in Fairfax County this past week, we watched parents so upset because there was such sexually explicit material in the library they had never seen. It was shocking.
And in fact, you vetoed the bill that would have informed parents that they were there. You believe school systems should tell children what to do. I believe parents should be in charge of their kids’ education.”
In response, McAuliffe didn’t deny vetoing the bill referenced by Youngkin, expressing he took issue with the bill giving parents “the right to veto books” in schools and that he wasn’t “going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decision” and cementing his stance with:
“I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”