A Virginia teacher has dramatically resigned in front of her scandal-hit faculty board after blasting its obsession with classes on essential race ideas that contradict her Christian beliefs.
In fact, parents, community members, and teachers have also expressed concern about what they believe is the county’s implementation of critical race theory elements and other “woke” ideologies in the curriculum. They have also voiced concerns about a trans-affirming policy that requires teachers to use students’ preferred names and pronouns.
Fifth-grade teacher Laura Morris told the Loudoun County School Board in Virginia that she has had enough; crying out that she quits “being a cog in the machine that tells [her] to push highly politicized agendas on [the] most vulnerable constituents — the children.”
Morris had taught one of Lucketts Elementary school’s fifth-grade classes for some time before the state of Virginia passed House Bill 145 and Senate Bill 161 in 2020. The resulting law requires our neighboring state’s public schools to abide by Virginia’s updated transgender-related Department of Education policies.
Morris addressed her concerns before announcing her resignation.
While she expressed excitement about the opportunity to follow her students from last year into fifth grade, Morris acknowledged that she has “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.”
The teacher alleged that in one of her “so-called equity trainings,” she was informed that “white, Christian, able-bodied females currently have the power in our schools and that ‘this has to change.’”
“Clearly, you’ve made your point. You no longer value me or many other teachers you’ve employed in this county,” she added. “Since my contract outlines the power that you have over my employment in Loudoun County Public Schools, I thought it necessary to resign in front of you.”
Morris began to tear up as she declared: “School board, I quit. I quit your policies, I quit your trainings and I quit being a cog in a machine that tells me to push highly politicized agendas on our most vulnerable constituents: the children.”
The teacher expressed confidence about her ability to find employment elsewhere and encouraged “all parents and staff in this county to flood the private schools.”
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