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Parents Push Back for Their Children: Education Issue Key to Youngkin’s Victory in Virginia

ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDSPatti Hidalgo Menders addresses members of the Loudoun County Public Schools board Oct. 12 in Ashburn, Virginia. Concerned parents clashed with board members over critical race theory and gender ideology being included in their children’s school curriculum, as well as COVID-19 mandates. Underdog Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin tapped into that frustration to defeat Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Election Day, Nov. 2.

Parental movement has spread throughout the country, as parents awaken to their rights and responsibilities for the education of their children.