A Loudoun County teacher resigned in protest Tuesday night after telling the county’s school board that its overbearing social justice agenda did not comport with her Christian faith.
“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,” a teacher who identified herself as Laura Morris said, fighting back tears. “I will find employment elsewhere. I encourage all parents and staff in this county to flood the private schools.”
The school board then cut off her microphone.
Morris said she has been teaching in Loudoun County for five years and teaching for a total of 10 years.
Before quitting, Morris outlined some of the controversial decisions made by leaders in the school district, including, she alleged, trying to stop teachers from speaking their minds even in their private lives.
“On the other hand, this summer I have 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,” she continued. “After reading about your lack of consideration for the growing population of concerned citizens in this division, clearly evidenced by this empty room tonight where you shut the doors to the public, as well as the emails sent by the superintendent last year reminding me that a dissenting opinion is not allowed, even to be spoken in my personal life – going so far as to send a form to my colleagues and I encouraging us to fill it out if we hear one another speaking against the controversial policies being promoted by this school board and adopted in this county.
“Not only that, but within the last year, I was told in one of my so-called equity trainings that white, Christian, able-bodied females currently have the power in our schools, and that, quote, ‘this has to change,'” she said. “Clearly, you’ve made your point. You no longer value me or many other teachers you’ve employed in this county, so 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.”
Loudoun County has become a hotbed for Critical Race Theory (CRT) pushback. Some parents made the national news in June when they were hauled out of a school board meeting by police for protesting CRT.
A woman who says she's a Loudoun County teacher just broke into tears addressing the school board saying she would not honor the transgender pronoun policy because of her faith and she told the board she was quitting her job, right there on the spot. @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/GTPa2C0Twz
— Drew Wilder (@DrewWilderTV) August 11, 2021
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