A video of a sobbing teacher has gone viral for her heart-wrenching speech during a meeting in which she told school board members: “I quit being a cog in a machine that tells me to push highly politicized agendas.”
It seems no other school board in America is continually making the news than that of Loudoun County, Virginia. There has been a constant stream of viral videos circulating the Internet showing the frustration of students, student families, teachers, and community members from that county.
Laura Morris, now a former fifth-grade teacher at Lucketts Elementary School in Leesburg, Virginia, quit in a tearful speech given to the Loudoun County School Board at a meeting on Tuesday night.
She was one of over 150 people scheduled to speak about the district’s “transgender policy, [the] new in-school mask mandate, vaccines, virtual learning, and critical race theory,” the Blaze reported.
“School board, I quit!” Morris declared, sobbing. “I quit your politics. 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.”
“I will find employment elsewhere,” Morris continued. “I encourage all parents and staff in this country to flood the private schools.”
“Within the last year, I was told in one of my so-called equity trainings that White, Christian, able-bodied females currently have the power in our schools and that ‘this has to change,'” Morris told the board.
Another teacher previously spoke out about the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) pushing Critical Race Theory in the division it is creating in the community, The Mix reported.
Teacher Monica Gill said that teachers were told to “disrupt and dismantle this systemic racism.”
“And I can tell you, one thing that’s for sure,” Gail continued, “it has been disruptive because there are parents who disagree with this ideology, there are teachers who disagree with it, there are students who disagree with it — and it is harmful.”
In May, the Loudoun County School Board placed a gym teacher on administrative leave after he questioned new gender policies. During his speech, Cross declared his Christian faith, saying he refused to “lie” to his students and “defile” God by affirming that “a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa.”
He sued the school district and a judge later ordered them to reinstate the teacher while his lawsuit continues, the Washington Post reported. In the ruling, the judge called the suspension “unnecessary and vindictive” and “contends that his suspension was an act of retaliation following his exercise of his rights to free speech.”
On June 11, the school board approved to allow transgender students access to school facilities and groups, such as sports teams, that match their gender identities.