Culture war on education rages in Virginia governor's race

Culture war on education rages in Virginia governor's race

United States Culture war on education rages in Virginia governor's race McLEAN, Virginia, July 22 (Reuters) - Suparna Dutta, an Indian immigrant, is incensed that new admissions standards aimed at boosting Black and Latino enrollment at her son's Alexandria, Virginia high school have resulted in fewer Asian Americans being admitted. Across town, Marie Murphy, a white mother of an 8th grader, is alarmed by anti-racism discussions at her son's school, which she believes force white children to feel bad about their race. In the upcoming election for Virginia governor in November, both women say they will vote for Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin, betting he will fight what they claim is a dangerous leftward drift in the state's public education system. Classroom instruction about race has emerged as a flashpoint in the contest - and a potential harbinger of what's in store for 2022 nationwide elections to decide control of Congress. "I don't want my child to be taught that race is an issue," Murphy said. Women are central to the Republican Party's national strategy to win in the suburbs, where …
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