Democrat candidate for Governor Terry McAuliffe thinks it is. From Foxnews.com:
“That’s another right-wing conspiracy,” he said. “This is totally made up by Donald Trump and Glenn Youngkin. This is who they are. It’s a conspiracy theory.”
The campaign of Republican candidate for Governor Glenn Youngkin responded,
Critical race theory is not a political game or talking point to Virginians,” Youngkin spokesperson Macaulay Porter told Fox News. “Terry should tell that to the parents, teachers, and students in Loudoun County, Fairfax, and across the Commonwealth who are up in arms about the lefts’ political agenda being forced into classrooms
The Democrats controlling the State Board of Education are also proposing that no students below 11th grade be permitted to take advanced math courses and they are advocating the abolishment of Advanced Diplomas. (Many students in high school are ready for Advanced Math well before 11th grade, including nearly every student at the current TJHSST.)The educational goals of Democrats in Virginia are not simply equal access to a high quality education for all students, but equal outcomes for all students. That is simply not possible but it doesn’t stop them from striving for that goal. Just as not all students are athletic enough to be the quarterback on the football team, not all students have the intelligence, the drive, and the motivation to excel in academics. Democrats cannot make academic outcomes equal just as they cannot give every student the same athletic, artistic, or musical abilities. Schools should be about academic excellence and not race. Children of every race can excel academically without the school system emphasizing race in all programs and without dumbing down the curriculum in an effort to force equal outcomes for all students.
On Tucker Carlson’s show Republican candidate for Governor Glenn Youngkin said,
….it just seems that Terry McAuliffe and the left, liberal Democrats here want to take our education policy from having everybody in the fast lane to putting everybody in the broken down lane.”
Exactly. More on story here.