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A woke school board in Old Dominion is dominating the will of the people. Despite heated protest from parents, the school board in northern Virginia now forces teachers to use biologically incorrect pronouns for confused children. Church Militant's William Mahoney looks at what seems to be a board's majority vote against the people's majority opposition.
In a 7–2 vote Wednesday evening, the Loudoun County School Board approved a broad so-called transgender policy.
The policy makes teachers use gender-confused students' preferred pronouns, permits use of school facilities in accord with students' "consistently asserted gender identity" and allows participation in sports "consistent with the student's gender identity."
Jamie Kaine, Heritage High School student representative: "I cannot imagine the fear the transgender woman [sic] and transgender men feel, going into the restrooms that they do not feel is [sic] their appropriate gender."
Of the nine school board members, only two voted against the policy. One of those members, Jeff Morse, lamented, "The policy is not needed. The policy does not solve the issues that it's purported to solve. The policy has forced our focus out of education, and I will not support it."
The board pushed forward with its woke vote despite opposition from many tax-paying parents. And one teacher in the district even quit Tuesday evening, suspecting the vote would be shoved through, regardless of people's disapproval.
Laura Morris: "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."
Comments on social media were overwhelmingly against the board's decision, with many calling the policy "sick" and "evil," and others calling for public education to be defunded in favor of school vouchers. Loudoun County school district has over 80,000 students, from kindergarten through 12th grade.