Public Education Policy: Parents Fighting Back
Democrats are playing with fire by underestimating the power of parents who are fired up and ready to assert control over their kids’ educations.
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his year began with teachers’ unions flexing their political muscles in a successful effort to delay school-reopening plans. But it is ending with parents’ striking back.
The starkest example currently is in Virginia. Over the summer, few political observers gave Republican Glenn Youngkin much of a chance against the seasoned Terry McAuliffe in a state that Joe Biden carried by double digits. Yet less than a week out from Election Day, the race is a tossup, and Democrats are so panicked that Biden, Kamala Harris, and Barack Obama had to plan late rallies in an effort to save the governor’s mansion. …