Virginia father announces run for Loudoun County School Board seat: 'We've got to do something'

Rivera is calling for a return to academics as political agendas are creeping their way into schools across the country.

A lot of us sit around and we complain about what’s going on in the government and local government and all sorts of other political actions, and we don’t ever really get out of our comfort zone and do something,” Rivera said on狐狸 & 友人.”

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We’ve got to do something. This is the life of our child. This is the life of the children in Loudoun County. 和, as you can see, this is a trend that is across the entire United States.

Rivera announced his bid for school board at a meeting Tuesday night and said he received strong support from parents who agree that schools need to stop inserting politics into the curriculum

Parents and community members attend a Loudoun County School Board meeting, 只是 40 minutes from Fairfax

Parents and community members attend a Loudoun County School Board meeting, 只是 40 minutes from Fairfax (路透社/伊夫林霍克斯坦)

When asked why the school board is so liberal, Rivera refused to speculate about whether they were being influenced by teachersunions.

I just know that we need to absolutely get back to pure academics and really care about what the children want as opposed to what political forces are driving,” he told Fox News’ 安斯利·厄哈特(Ainsley Earhardt).

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The Loudoun County School Board reportedly spent $ 34,000 on critical race theory training for school administrators in 2020. 结果是, an anti-CRT organization launched a $ 500,000 ad campaign criticizing the school board.

The same organization, Free to Learn Action, also launched $ 1 million in ads targeting former Governor Terry McAuliffe ahead of the state’s gubernatorial election. The ads highlight McAuliffe’s claim that he wants tominimizeparents’ role in education.

里维拉, 然而, believes parents should have a say in what their children are being taught.

It is dystopian and disturbing to think that the state should be controlling our children’s education solely without us having any influence on it,” 他说.

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