Governor Glenn Youngkin has set up an email where people can tip him off about teachers promoting “divisive” concepts in the classroom. Anyone who likes this idea can find the address online.
Teachers are not the enemy. They don’t deserve an anonymous means where shaky truths or suspicions can lead to … to what? … to reprisal? to punishment? to loss of a job? Will there be due process? What about local control of schools? Who is in charge?
Furthermore, the new governor has reportedly so far refused to respond to Freedom of Information requests for the content shared on this email line. His office said this material is exempt from disclosure because it involves “working papers and correspondence of the Office of the Governor.”
In his inaugural address last month, Youngkin deplored “a rise in divisiveness in the public square and distrust of public figures” and vowed, “I come to this moment, and to this office, knowing we must bind the wounds of division. Restore trust. Find co...
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