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    Exclamation VA: McAuliffe: ‘It Is a Racist Dog Whistle’ to Claim K–12 Schools Are Teaching CRT

    Democrat Terry McAuliffe: ‘It Is a Racist Dog Whistle’ to Claim K–12 Schools Are Teaching Critical Race Theory

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...l-race-theory/

    Ashley Oliver 14 Oct 2021

    Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), who is running for governor again, is continuing to deny that Critical Race Theory (CRT) is being taught in schools and has repeatedly dismissed the concept, describing it as a “dog whistle” and “right-wing conspiracy.”

    McAuliffe said Tuesday during an appearance on MSNBC that his opponent, Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, “talks about Critical Race Theory. He talks about having these parents meetings on Critical Race Theory. It really bothers because it is a racist dog whistle. We don’t teach Critical Race Theory here in Virginia.”

    Watch [10:40 minute-mark]:

    Sunday on CNN, McAuliffe made a similar remark, saying, “I really hate to see what Glenn Youngkin is trying to do to Virginia what Donald Trump did to our country. … Let’s just be clear. We don’t teach Critical Race Theory. This is a made up, this is a Trump-Betsy DeVos-Glenn Youngkin plan to divide people, and it really bothers me”:

    WATCH: Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe falsely claims Critical Race Theory is “made up." pic.twitter.com/6ueozo4z5U

    — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 10, 2021

    Again, in June, McAuliffe was caught on tape describing CRT as “made up.”

    “It’s another right-wing conspiracy. This is totally made up by Donald Trump and Glenn Youngkin. This is who they are. It’s a conspiracy theory,” McAuliffe said.

    McAuliffe’s denials about CRT conflict with a string of evidence of its existence in Virginia, and particularly in Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), which has become known by some as “ground zero” for the nationwide debates over CRT.

    A video posted June 4 by Parents Against Critical Theory showed LCPS school board member Beth Barts admitting CRT has a presence in LCPS. “While we are not teaching Critical Race Theory necessarily in classrooms, I will say that there are probably portions of Critical Race Theory that we may be applying when we use the lens to look at some of our policies,” Barts said, adding that she is opposed to banning CRT:

    On June 18, LCPS teacher Monica Gill wrote an op-ed for the Federalist in which she claimed LCPS officials were “playing with semantics” by downplaying CRT’s presence in the classroom.

    “Much of what is being touted in Loudoun County teacher trainings and trickling down into classrooms are poisonous fruit straight off the critical race theory tree,” Gill wrote.

    An invoice from June 9, 2020, published online last week revealed the Equity Collaborative billed LCPS last year for an array of CRT-related items such as “coaching support for the Director of Equity” and “follow up meetings focused on Critical Race Theory Development.” The group charged LCPS $34,167 total for the items listed:

    Not sure that this goes any further than Loudon County, VA, Public Schools, but it cost over $34k to train their teachers how to teach critical race theory.

    Here's the bill. pic.twitter.com/IETr4G72ir

    — Scott Greenfield (@ScottGreenfield) October 9, 2021

    Outside of LCPS, Breitbart News obtained slides in May that were part of an “anti-racism” pilot program for middle schoolers in Albermarle County Public Schools. The slides quoted critical race theorist Ibram X. Kendi, explored the concept of “white privilege,” and warned “children are either going to learn racist or antiracist ideas.”

    In Alexandria City Public Schools, officials advise “teaching racial justice” and “talking to your children about racial justice.” As Breitbart News reported, Alexandria’s school system suggests teachers refer to content like the New York Times’s widely debunked 1619 Project and “White Teachers Need Anti-Racist Therapy” by Bettina L. Love.

    McAuliffe’s refusal to acknowledge the existence of CRT in schools comes in conjunction with the Virginia Democrat facing ongoing backlash for school-related comments he made in his last debate with Youngkin. During the debate, while McAuliffe was defending vetoing a bill from when he was governor, he said, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” The remark was met with an explosion of online criticism, concern from parents, multiple op-eds from media outlets, and a viral Youngkin campaign ad.

    While Youngkin has made education reform a central component of his campaign for several months, the Virginia Republican ramped up his focus on the topic after McAuliffe’s comment, widely pushing his new ad, launching a “Parents Matter” initiative, and traveling the state to host “Parents Matter” rallies, including one in Winchester last week, another in Culpeper Wednesday, and one scheduled for Thursday in Warrenton.

    The Youngkin campaign’s Christian Martinez said in a statement provided to Breitbart News that McAuliffe’s stance on CRT is proof he wants to “keep parents out of the classroom so his special interest allies can force their radical political agenda into classrooms and tell children what to think instead of teaching them how to think.”

    Martinez added, “As governor, Glenn Youngkin will empower parents, ban critical race theory, restore excellence in our public schools, and raise teacher pay.”
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    It's another right wing conspiracy theory
    Funny. All the right wing conspiracies that were talked about last year and this year are all trying to be implemented.
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    There is no CRT in Virginia public schools.



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    Pants on fire.


    Report: Virginia Dept. of Education Told Schools to ‘Embrace Critical Race Theory’ WHILE Terry McAuliffe Was Governor in 2015

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...-was-governor/

    Ashley Oliver 15 Oct 2021

    Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), who persistently denies Critical Race Theory (CRT) exists in schools, oversaw the Virginia Department of Education in 2015 when it encouraged using CRT, according to a slideshow that surfaced this week.

    The slideshow, unearthed by investigative reporter Christopher Rufo, is titled “Legal Implications of School Discipline: Street ‘CRED’ (Culturally Responsive and Equitable Discipline)” and features multiple mentions of CRT, the controversial catchall concept dominating education policy debates across the country.

    The presentation is dated September, 22, 2015, and was published by the Education Department under McAuliffe, who is now running for governor again.

    One slide, describing “culturally-responsive alternatives to suspension” to educators, notes to “incorporate Critical Race Theory lens,” while another slide cites professor Geneva Gay with the quote “CRT makes learning more appropriate and effective for students.”

    A third slide advises to “embrace Critical Race Theory” and “engage in race-conscious teaching and learning.”

    This all began in 2015, when @terryMcAuliffe was Virginia governor and initiated the first documented statewide Department of Education training program on "critical race theory." It's expanded through the Northam administration—and must be stopped.https://t.co/53HenbG65y

    — Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) October 13, 2021

    The new document showing that the state was implementing CRT under McAuliffe’s reign in Virginia comes as McAuliffe vehemently denies CRT is being taught in schools, despite a slew of evidence contradicting his position.

    “Let’s just be clear. We don’t teach Critical Race Theory. This is a made up, this is a Trump-Betsy DeVos-Glenn Youngkin plan to divide people, and it really bothers me,” McAuliffe said Sunday on CNN, referring to his opponent, Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin.

    On Tuesday, McAuliffe doubled down on his stance, saying during an appearance on MSNBC that Youngkin “talks about Critical Race Theory. He talks about having these parents meetings on Critical Race Theory. It really bothers because it is a racist dog whistle. We don’t teach Critical Race Theory here in Virginia.”

    In June, McAuliffe dismissed CRT as a “right-wing conspiracy” and called it “totally made up by Donald Trump and Glenn Youngkin.”

    McAuliffe’s campaign did not respond to Breitbart News’s request for comment on the newly surfaced slideshow.

    In response to McAuliffe repeatedly refusing to acknowledge CRT in schools, Youngkin’s campaign charged in a statement to Breitbart News on Thursday that McAuliffe wants to “keep parents out of the classroom so his special interest allies can force their radical political agenda into classrooms and tell children what to think instead of teaching them how to think.”

    Youngkin, who has for months made education a focus of his campaign, began amplifying his messaging on the issue following the last gubernatorial debate, in which McAuliffe said, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

    McAuliffe’s debate remark was met with mass backlash, and it prompted Youngkin to create a now-widely circulated campaign ad and launch a “Parents Matter” initiative, which involves the Virginia Republican hosting rallies across the state promoting his education policy, including his vow to ban CRT in schools.

    The gubernatorial contest in the blue-leaning state has become increasingly competitive between the two candidates in the final weeks of campaigning, and while most recent polls indicate McAuliffe has a slight edge, the latest poll, from the Trafalgar Group, showed Youngkin with a one-point lead.
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    It's a dog whistle to fellow commies to mention dog whistle.
    ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    "CRT is just a legal theory they teach in law school" ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Martinez added, “As governor, Glenn Youngkin will empower parents, ban critical race theory, restore excellence in our public schools, and raise teacher pay.”
    Even assuming Youngkin wins and is able to implement such policies, the "other side" will just undo those things whenever they eventually end up in charge again (just like Biden undid Trump's executive order banning the use of CRT-based DIE materials in federal training programs). Until then, they will sabotage, undermine and/or simply ignore Youngkin's policies.

    The vast unelected and unaccountable "public" (read: government) education bureaucracy - including the plantation of private-sector (but certainly not free-market) "stakeholders" and other cronies (such as Panorama Education) - will merely "ride out" whatever demagogues happen to get themselves elected until they can once again get a more congenial administration. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

    Mass democracy is mass delusion.

    No one is coming to save us.

    There is only one viable course.

    Become Ungovernable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Even assuming Youngkin wins and is able to implement such policies, the "other side" will just undo those things whenever they eventually end up in charge again (just like Biden undid Trump's executive order banning the use of CRT-based DIE materials in federal training programs). Until then, they will sabotage, undermine and/or simply ignore Youngkin's policies.

    The vast unelected and unaccountable "public" (read: government) education bureaucracy - including the plantation of private-sector (but certainly not free-market) "stakeholders" and other cronies (such as Panorama Education) - will merely "ride out" whatever demagogues happen to get themselves elected until they can once again get a more congenial administration. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

    Mass democracy is mass delusion.

    No one is coming to save us.

    There is only one viable course.

    Become Ungovernable.

    "You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Occam's Banana again."
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