In this educator’s mind, there is only one American President — Donald J Trump.
Last month, Mrs. Silikula’s son got into his vehicle after school, unhappy and perplexed by what his teacher had just told him. The eighth-grader had an announcement and a revisionist history lesson for his mother, armed with fresh information.
During a session on October 18 at Anacapa Middle School in Ventura, California, the boy’s middle school history teacher went on a tirade. She went off on coronavirus vaccinations, the criminal justice system, and the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election.
Silikula’s kid recorded a seven-minute video of his teacher’s tirade on his phone and delivered it to his mother. Silikula shared the audio with authorities at Ventura Unified School District, who told us that they investigated the event and removed the teacher from the middle school while keeping her as a district employee.
In a recent email, a school district spokesperson said, “The teacher has expressed deep remorse.”
The instructor has not been recognized by name, and the district has refused to release details on individual reprimands, citing a policy on employee personnel affairs.
Classrooms and school board meetings are becoming political battlegrounds as a result of the event. In this week’s governor race in Virginia, Republican Glenn Youngkin, a political neophyte, shocked Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe by criticizing state and municipal mask regulations for schools and arguing that the option should be up to parents.
Youngkin also enflamed the culture-war mainstays of race and transgender identity in schools, asking parents to participate more in curricular selections. He and other conservatives have slammed critical race theory, an academic movement that looks at how policies and laws sustain systemic racism. The college-level framework is apparently not taught in K-12 schools in Virginia or anywhere in the nation.
The controversy over coronavirus vaccination requirements dominated the Virginia governor’s race, which has often acted as a foreshadowing of topics expected to dominate midterm elections.
According to USA Today, a New York hospital stated in September that it would cease delivering infants because certain workers refused to be vaccinated, leading to bogus claims online that unvaccinated parents wouldn’t be allowed to take their newborns home.