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Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin says children won't be taught racial politics

Added 01-16-22 02:03:02pm EST - “Gov. Glenn Youngkin said Sunday that Virginians are ready for a new direction and he will get the "politics out" of school instruction while pushing for lower taxes and investments in law enforcement to reduce crime.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin says children won’t be taught racial politics”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Gov. Glenn Youngkin said Sunday that Virginians are ready for a new direction and he will get the “politics out” of school instruction while pushing for lower taxes and investments in law enforcement to reduce crime.

Mr. Youngkin, a Republican whose win over Democrat Terry McAuliffe enthused his party last year, signed an executive order on his first day in office Saturday that ends the use of “divisive concepts” in school — an allusion to critical race theory — after he ran on giving parents more control over their kids’ education.

“We are not going to teach our children to view everything through the lens of race,” Mr. Youngkin told “Fox News Sunday” in a wide-ranging interview the day after his inauguration. “We will teach all history, the good and the bad, because we can’t know where we are going unless we know where we have come from.”

The governor said there might not actually be a course in Virginia schools called “critical race theory” — Mr. Youngkin’s critics say he trumped up or inflated the issue for campaign purposes— but he wants to eliminate anything that separates or judges people based on the color of their skin.

Mr. Youngkin also said he will demand accountability after a Loudoun County teenager was charged with sexual assault at two separate high schools last year. He said school officials failed to take an earlier incident seriously and some of them should have resigned by now.

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