Anita Edgarian made headlines 칠월 26 그녀가 그럴 때, 미국 전역의 많은 부모들이 최근 몇 달 동안 그랬던 것처럼, West Chester에서 열린 학교 이사회에서 발언하기로 결정, 필라델피아 외곽 교외. Her criticism led to a testy exchange, prompting board director Chris McCune to confiscate the microphone after saying her speaking time had run out.
Edgarian, 셋의 엄마, was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 1984. She has twin girls in middle school and a son in high school. She said that after the Republican Party pulled their endorsement from a previously selected candidate, she was urged to run as a write-in candidate.
“I’m just keeping quiet thinking this is going to go away. But then I had people calling me, telling me … ‘you have to run for school board’ and I’m like, I really don’t think so. You can find somebody else,” Edgarian told Fox News Digital ahead of the November 2 투표.
“They said, if anybody wants to run, they should do that as a write-in. 잘, now I am the write-in candidate.”
Edgarian spoke about growing up in Iran during the revolution and how she witnessed her homeland being “ravaged by communism.” She told the school board it was a “악몽” to see the two sides so divided at the meeting.
When she proceeded to ask whether critical race theory was being taught, McCune said, “Anita, you’re at time.” McCune approached Edgarian at the podium, took the microphone, faced Anita, and told her to leave.
McCune told Edgarian, “This is shameful,” as she was being 제거됨 from the building by police officers.
“We’ve had a respectful meeting up until you. You bombarded up there, and now you want to monopolize the meeting. Not happening. You’re gone,” 그는 말했다.
Edgarian said she felt bullied, which the school board and administrators are trying to discourage in schools.
“We have diverse board members with PhDs and different degrees, different ethnic backgrounds. Why is it that this happened to me on July 26th, and none of these people have thought that something was wrong? This was a pure act of harassment and bullying and if you are going to tolerate this in your boardroom, then how long are you going to go ahead and ask five, six, seven-year-olds, or older kids to stand up for a child who’s being bullied? And we have those issues. … We need to bring people together and it starts from the leadership. I would like to know what their thinking is,” 그녀가 말했다.
She told Fox News she has received tremendous support from the community and around the country, from as far away as California.
“The support from the community has been unbelievable. I got a letter from somebody in California saying, I can’t believe this happened. We are supporting you, we’re praying for you. Just know, not everybody in California is crazy … and I got calls from people that I didn’t even know and they all extended their support,” Edgarian said.
Before the July 26th confrontation, Edgarian said she was “중립국” about critical race theory being taught. She said she attended the meeting with a “completely open mind” and was not there to denounce the curriculum.
“I actually was going to take a chair to put it in the middle of the rows and show people how many parents are neutral in this matter. That we really don’t want division. I was showing that being a parent is just doing the right thing and our education should not be affected by this thing,” 그녀는 회상했다.
“I got up and talked to bring people together, to say we should not have division when it comes to our children’s education. Education should be free of politics.”
The mother of three said she was also “alarmed” that her children have been learning about “gender pronouns” in school.
Amid the escalating tensions between parents and the board members, Edgarian said she has since organized events to provide a forum for activists and intellectuals to speak.
Edgarian realizes “it’s often difficult to be elected,” but she feels she will come out as a winner regardless.
“I will tell you one thing. I won on that night, July 26th. I came out as a winner and the entire community of West Chester came out as a winner. So for me to lose or win November 2nd, I am perfectly comfortable with that.”
CRT 커리큘럼은 전국 학군에서 인종과 인종 차별의 역할에 대한 전국적인 대화를 촉발했습니다.. 종종 비평가들에 의해 실제 인종차별과 비교됨, CRT는 생각의 학교입니다 일반적으로 권력 구조와 제도가 소수 인종에 미치는 영향에 중점을 둡니다..
In the closely watched Virginia gubernatorial race, Democratic candidate and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe faced harsh criticism for claiming that he didn’t believe parents should tell schools what to teach kids.
Education has become a top issue in the race, with Republican Glenn Youngkin opening a 12-point lead among parents on the question of which candidate they trust to handle education, 에 따르면 최근 Fox News 설문 조사.
Youngkin promises to ban the teaching of critical race theory on his first day in office, while McAuliffe denies 브라운관 is even taught in Virginia schools.