Parents are chanting: 'Whose kids? Our kids.' And they're winning

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The rise of the parent as a primary power in American politics has been stunning over the past year. In Virginia, Glenn Youngkin surged into the governor’s mansion in no small part owing to his battle against critical race theory in the schools. In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a sweeping and popular bill to protect young kids from trans ideology in the classroom.

Both of these politicians, and many more Republicans, have been buoyed by the anger and frustration of parents who, to borrow an old phrase from the lefties, are chanting, “Whose kids? Our kids.” But if this is proving to be a boon to the GOP it is an absolute morass for the Democrat Party which can’t even decide its actual positions on education.


FILE PHOTO: Tristan Thorgersen puts pro-Youngkin signs up as people gather to protest different issues including the board’s handling of a sexual assault that happened in a school bathroom in May, vaccine mandates and critical race theory during a Loudoun County School Board meeting in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S., October 26, 2021. Picture taken October 26,

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