McAuliffe lets the cat out of the bag

by James C. Sherlock

Applicable law of Virginia and Terry McAuliffe cannot coexist.

“A parent has a fundamental right to make decisions about the upbringing, education and care of the parental child.”

Code of Virginia § 1-240.1. Parents’ rights.

“I don’t think parents should tell schools what to teach.”

Terry McAuliffe, September 28, 2021

Let’s move this forward

Progressives across Virginia and across the nation were appalled. You consider McAuliffe’s words to be dogma. But they wish he hadn’t revealed it so publicly.

During an election application.

Now that the cat is out of the bag, let’s experiment with changes § 1-240.1. Parent rights and see what it takes to align with progressive thinking.

An updated, progressive Code of Virginia § 1-240.1

“A parent has a fundamental right to make decisions about the upbringing, education and care of the parental child.”

That would help McAuliffe with the matter of upbringing, but it doesn’t do it.

What about the new DOE regulation that obliges schools not to notify parents if 6-year-old Bobby comes to school one day and confides that he would rather be LaVerne?

“There are no regulations requiring school staff to notify a parent or guardian of a student’s request to confirm their gender identity, and school staff should work with students to help them share the information with their families, when they are ready. “

Model Guidelines for Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia Public Schools, Virginia Department of Education

So let’s try again.

“A parent has a fundamental right to make decisions about the upbringing, education and care of the parental child.”

Still does not work.

Virginia transferred the regulation of childcare facilities to the VDOE effective July 1st. Progressives, organized as public health schools at major universities, seek a very long list of government licensing regulations for daycare that Virginia does not yet adhere to.

Check out the list. Parents don’t have much room for their opinion.

So one more try with this damn law.

“A parent has a fundamental right to make decisions.” about the upbringing, education and care of the parental child. “

That should do it.

For now.