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Virginia | June 23, 2021

“HOW LOUDOUN COUNTY BECAME THE APEX OF THE FIGHT AGAINST CRITICAL RACE THEORY”

Virginia | June 23, 2021

One Virginia school district has found itself at the eye of the politically correct hurricane as the fight against critical race theory dominates headlines in right-leaning media.

The fight between parents and Virginia’s Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) district board came to a head on Tuesday night after police arrested at least two parents who refused to leave a public school board meeting. Parents have been embroiled in a nearly year-long pushback against the district for allegedly pushing critical race theory on children — an allegation the district vehemently denies.

LCPS is far from the only school district in the nation pushing progressive ideology in the classroom. Some of the nation’s most elite private schools, such as Harvard Westlake in Los Angeles and the Dalton School and Spence School in New York City, are peddling this ideology as well. However, the infighting in public schools — which 90 percent of American students attend — is far more telling of what most parents are enduring today.

The beginning of LCPS’s critical race theory push started before the racial uproar sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Between 2018 and 2020, LCPS spent $422,500 in taxpayer funds on diversity training programs hosted by The Equity Collaborative, a California-based consulting firm. …

(Excerpts from the Daily Wire and Parents Against Critical Theory)

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Pennsylvania | June 23, 2021

Pennsylvania House Passes Election Integrity Bill: ‘The System Does Not Work’

Pennsylvania | June 23, 2021

The Pennsylvania state House on Tuesday night approved a Republican-backed election reform bill that would include a requirement that voters present identification, among other measures relating to polls, audits, and procedures.

The bill passed mostly along partisan lines, with most Republicans supporting the measure and nearly all Democrats opposing it. The bill heads to the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans…

(Excerpts from the Epoch Times)

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Florida | June 23, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis makes education announcement in Fort Myers Duration: 06:58 1 day ago

Florida | June 23, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday is making an education announcement in Fort Myers…

(Excerpts from MSN.COM)

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District of Columbia | June 23, 2021

Kamala Harris is set to visit the border

District of Columbia | June 23, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris is heading to the U.S.-Mexico border this week, amid an unrelenting chorus of criticism from Republicans over her failure to visit there.

Harris, who was tasked by President Joe Biden to lead diplomatic efforts to stem the flow of migrants arriving on the southern border, will make a stop in El Paso, Texas on Friday, according to sources familiar with the trip. She is expected to be accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas…

(Excerpts from Politico)

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Virginia | June 23, 2021

Virginia’s Loudoun County School Board silences public comment after raucous meeting, 2 men arrested

Virginia | June 23, 2021

The embattled school board of Virginia’s Loudoun County cut off public comments during a fiery meeting Tuesday as residents traded barbs over new transgender policy proposals.

The meeting followed weeks of protests from district parents who oppose some of the measures, which they have criticized as potential left-wing indoctrination and a violation of parental rights.

The policies affect transgender student rights, privacy and restroom accommodations and would require Loudoun County Public Schools employees to use students’ preferred names or pronouns. An official school board vote on the proposal is not expected until at least Aug. 10.

But it has become a hot-button issue in the district, where 259 residents signed up to speak during the public comment session Tuesday and people lined up at the doors early to get seats in the packed auditorium…

(Excerpts from Fox News)

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District of Columbia | June 23, 2021

‘Killibuster’: Democratic angst grows as filibuster threatens agenda

District of Columbia | June 23, 2021

Democrats are confronting the reality that absent any seismic shifts, their top agenda items face long, if not impossible, odds in the Senate amid growing frustration with the legislative filibuster.

After achieving a unified government for the first time since 2010, Democrats pledged to go “big’’ and “bold” after four years of the Trump administration. But they are watching as their wish list of bills runs straight into a familiar buzzsaw: the Senate’s own rulebook.

Now, Democrats are vowing that the fight over the filibuster isn’t over even as their two biggest holdouts to procedural changes — Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) — are showing no signs of backing down from their opposition to nixing the 60-vote requirement for most legislation to pass the Senate…

(Excerpts from The Hill)

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