A Loudoun County, Va., teacher seen in a viral video offering a tearful resignation during a school board meeting earlier this week is now encouraging others in her profession who are similarly upset about racialist curriculum to follow suit.
In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Thursday, Laura Morris said her opposition to the school district’s pushing of critical race theory as well as in-service instruction for teachers who portray whites in a negative, racist light is what led her to quit her job, adding that she has since been inundated with offers after her video spread far and wide on social media.
Morris also told the host that she had received a lot of emails and other forms of support from across the country she said she hoped would lead other teachers to make the same decision in pushing back against what she sees as incredibly divisive materials being pushed on students.
“One of the emails I received from another state, from Connecticut, it’s been said that one candle can only light a thousand others without diminishing its own illumination and he said, you are that candle,” Morris told the host.
(Video: Fox News)
“I was so moved by those words because I never thought of myself in that position, never felt like — in fact, I feel like the blessing of God pouring down for me which is happy that I’m so excited what I did and what I said might spark others, illuminate in others the desire to put some action to their words,” she continued.
During the Monday meeting in which the school board mandated that only 10 speakers would be allowed in the room at a time and no general audience, Morris, who taught the 5th grade at Lucketts Elementary School, railed against CRT and the “lack of consideration for the growing population of concerned citizens in this division” from the board.
She said that “within the last year I was told in our so-called equity trainings that white, Christian, able-bodied females currently have the power in our schools and, quote, ‘this has to change.'”
Morris went on to say that, in her view, the school board was also being hostile towards her faith.
“This summer I have struggled with the idea of returning to school, knowing that I’ll be working yet again with a school division that, despite its shiny tech and flashy salary, promotes political ideologies that do not square with who I am as a believer in Christ,” she said.
“School board, I quit. I quit your policies, I quit your training, and I quit being a cog in a machine that tells me to push highly-politicized agendas on our most vulnerable constituents – the children,” she said in resigning.
In her interview with Carlson, Morris revisited this conflict.
‘There’s a lot of wars going on in the county, people upset on both sides, and I’m just noticing more and more that doesn’t seem to be changing things,” she said, before suggesting that other teachers make a similar strong statement.
“But if people do something bold, when people put action to their words, actions speak louder than words and that seems to be captivating people. So I’m excited to see what other actions people might be taking,” Morris continued, adding that she has received a great deal of support from former students and their parents as well and saying that she was moved in knowing they “have my back.”
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