Revenge of the Parents

Elizabeth Perrin gives a public statement as people protest different issues during a Loudoun County School Board meeting in Ashburn, Va., October 26, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters)
Democrats are playing with fire by underestimating the power of parents who are fired up and ready to assert control over their kids’ educations.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T 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.

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