Parents Bash Obama for ‘Tone Deaf’ Remarks About Hot Button Education Issues

Parents Bash Obama for 'Tone Deaf' Remarks About Hot Button Education Issues

( – Last week, former President Barack Obama appeared in Virginia to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. He was highly critical of Glenn Youngkin, McAuliffe’s Republican opposition, accusing the GOP candidate of attempting to focus on trivial issues and “phony trumped-up culture wars.” He made particular mention of disputes around schooling in this context. Critics have slammed the former president over his objection in the context of a recent scandal to hit Virginia.

Allegations have emerged that Loudoun County Superintendent Scott Ziegler covered up a report of a trans girl assaulting a female student in a female bathroom. The alleged offender also stands accused of a subsequent act of sexual violence at another school, and that information came up as the board was weighing up a new rule concerning trans rights. A leaked email revealed that Ziegler privately acknowledged that the attack had taken place, but publicly denied knowledge of any such attacks a month later.

Virginia parents and education group members have slammed Obama over his apparent disregard for the incident. Laura Zorc of Building Education for Students Together (BEST) expressed her dissatisfaction with the increasing politicization of education and said this was not a partisan political issue, but a “parents issue.”

Might Obama’s decision to assist Terry McAuliffe actually do McAuliffe more harm than good?

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