Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, announced Monday that his office launched a dedicated tip line to report schools that teach Critical Race Theory (CRT).
Youngkin was Monday’s guest on The John Fredericks Show radio program, where he explained that the aforementioned hotline is part of his fight against the teaching of CRT in Virginia public school.
A hotline and an executive order
The tip line is “for parents to send us any instances where they feel their fundamental rights are being violated, where their children are not being respected, where there are inherently divisive practices in their schools” Youngkin told the program host.
“We’re asking for input from parents to make sure we can go right to the source” he explained, saying he had received reports of a Fairfax County high school that taught a game called “Privilege Bingo,” where children who are white, Christian, male or from military families are considered “privileged.”
The governor’s decision comes in response to the first executive order he signed after officially taking office, dedicated to “ending the use of inherently divisive concepts” such as Critical Race Theory and “restoring excellence” to public education.
“All you can do is shake your head and say, ‘This is exactly why I signed that executive order,” Youngkin said. “so we’re asking folks to send us reports and observations that will help us be aware of things like Privilege Bingo”
The governor insisted that schools “will continue to teach history – the good and the bad,” but that Critical Race Theory is a divisive doctrine that blames children “for the sins of the past.”