15 November, 2021

It’s the Education, Stupid

And parents are mad about it. We see how much our children are suffering. And we see how our education system has failed them, continues to fail them, and seems totally indifferent to the problems we see.

WATCH: Non-Republican Suburban Moms Reveal Why They Voted For Youngkin Over McAuliffe | The Daily Wire

Highlights of what the moms told CNN included:

  • KAY GREENWELL: “Well, parents were very angry during school closures at the teachers’ unions. And for me the nail in the coffin was on [McAuliffe’s] last day of campaigning. He brought the head of the teachers’ union to his rally and she spoke and it was like someone just poked me right in the eye and said, you think you want to have a say in your education, well, you’re not going to.”
  • SHAWNNA YASHAR: “We think our kids are in crisis. The learning loss is real. So we’re in a situation where our kids are really far behind and they need a lot of help. They need a lot of additional tutoring. They need a lot of additional time after school to help catch them up and they’re still not focusing on that. It’s like a situation where you’re in front of your house and the driveway is really dirty, but the house is also on fire and you’re using the hose to hose off the driveway instead of putting out the fire on the house.”
  • DANA JACKSON: “I felt like it was really tone-deaf to just discount parents and the whole educational struggle and to make it about Trump all of the time. I mean, there’s a place for that but [McAuliffe] never really talked about what he was going to do to improve things. He just talked about how bad everyone else was and that was a real turnoff, especially, leaving our kids in the dust.”

Yep. That about sums it up.

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