“They want to teach our kids what to think”: Virginia Governor-candidate blows out the school proposal

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A multimillionaire businessman hoping to become Virginia’s first Republican governor in more than a decade has accused the state of derailing child rearing in an effort to “ wake up ” more.

Glenn Youngkin, 54, is one of seven Republicans participating in the May 8 nomination convention.

Democrats love theirs a month later, and they are all looking to succeed the current governor, Ralph Northam, a Democrat who cannot serve consecutive terms. The election will take place on November 2.

Youngkin, who has never held an elected office, Tucker told Carlson Tuesday night that one of the reasons he retired as co-chief executive of Washington private equity giant Carlyle Group – a job that will take him an estimated $ 254 million. earned – must be corrected. Virginia’s course.

Gubernatorial hopeful Glenn Youngkin appeared on Tucker Carlson's show Tuesday night

Gubernatorial hopeful Glenn Youngkin appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show Tuesday night

Youngkin said he felt Virginia was ready for a Republican governor - the first since 2009

Youngkin said he felt Virginia was ready for a Republican governor – the first since 2009

“In education, they want to teach our kids what to think,” Youngkin said.

‘They want to teach them critical race theory and they want to remove accelerated mathematics from the curriculum.

“I want to teach our children to think and not have critical race theory in the curriculum, and actually, yes, teach accelerated math.”

The issue of math in schools has become a hot topic in the state after the Virginia Mathematics Pathways Initiative (VMPI) launched a consultation to look at ‘modernizing’ the curriculum.

Critics were upset about the group’s proposal to do away with both accelerated and corrective math classes so that all students studied the same subjects.

They were also upset about the suggestion to drop the labels ‘algebra’ and ‘geometry’ in favor of lists of ‘essential concepts’.

State officials denied being off the various levels of math, but parents are still unconvinced.

And critical racial theory – an academic framework that looks at how policies contribute to systemic racism – has united all Republican candidates in opposition.

Part of Virginia, Loudoun County, has been torn apart for months by a dispute over whether CRT should be in classrooms.

Youngkin retired from the Carlyle Group to run for governor, with $ 254 million earned

Youngkin retired from the Carlyle Group to run for governor, with $ 254 million earned

Youngkin is seen on the campaign trail, ahead of the May 8 Republican vote

Youngkin is seen on the campaign trail, ahead of the May 8 Republican vote

Youngkin told Carlson that Virginia was trapped by Democratic dogma and said state officials wanted to cut the July 4 celebrations from the curriculum and remove things that “ unite us as Americans and Virginians. ”

He attacked the leading Democratic contender, Terry McAuliffe – who was governor of the state from 2014-18 – as being ‘on the wrong side of every issue’.

Youngkin said, “It looks like Terry McAuliffe and the left-wing Liberal Democrats here want to change our education policy from everyone on the fast track to putting everyone on the cut-off track.

This is exactly what we see from the Democrats, and Terry McAuliffe in particular, that they are on the wrong side of every issue. ‘

Youngkin said he would enforce the current right to work law in Virginia, which prevents workers from being forced to join unions.

He said he would support law enforcement and protect their qualified immunity, while also defending the First and Second Amendments.

Terry McAuliffe (above) is considered the most likely candidate for the November Democratic vote

Terry McAuliffe (above) is considered the most likely candidate for the November Democratic vote

Asked by Carlson how Virginia had become “so radical,” he replied, “That’s why I quit my job last summer.

“You know, I actually couldn’t recognize my home state of Virginia.

Virgos are ready for change. We are ready for a governor with a business career.

“He knows how to get things done and deliver results, not empty promises, and get Virginia back on track to become the best state in the country to live, work and start a family.”

Youngkin’s rivals include retired army colonel Sergio de la Peña; former think tank director Peter Doran; businessman Pete Snyder and former Roanoke sheriff Octavia Johnson.

His most centrist opponent is Kirk Cox, an accomplished state delegate and retired teacher who served as a House speaker for two years.

He also faces a challenge from fiercely pro-Trump state senator Amanda Chase, who said Derek Chauvin’s conviction for the murder of George Floyd made her ‘sick’.

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