(RepublicanWire.org) – Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin did not mince words about Fairfax County’s transgender school policy. Youngkin said, “biological boys” should not be competing against “biological girls” in sports. This should not be a controversial take, but in today’s day and age, it seems controversial.

During a Parents Matter rally in Fairfax County, hosted by Youngkin, he ripped into the transgender school policy.

Youngkin said, “They think that parents have no right to know what your child is discussing with their teacher or their counselor, particularly when some of the most important topics, most important topics that a child may want to discuss are being determined. What’s their name? What pronoun will they use? How are they going to express their gender? This is a decision that bureaucrats in Fairfax County believe that they should be able to make without telling parents.”

During an interview, Youngkin continued his condemnation of “progressive liberals trying to push parents out of their children’s lives.”

Youngkin added, “What I’m continually surprised by is really the approach that would push parents out of any decision that’s material in their child’s life – and to write a regulation for a school that says don’t tell parents, is just wrong. And in fact, in Virginia code, says parents have a fundamental right to make decisions with regards to their child’s education, upbringing in care, and I don’t know any topic you just discussed that isn’t in that category, and therefore they’re required to speak to parents.”

“I find this whole discussion of where school systems and particularly this one is led by progressive liberals trying to push parents out of their children’s lives is something that the voters spoke loudly on last year. And I think they’re going to speak loudly on it again and again and again until they’re fully engaged in their children’s lives.”

It is becoming a common theme for biological males to compete in women’s sports. It is wrong, and it is unfair to the women who have worked hard to have the opportunity to win in their respective sports. For all those politicians who claim to be women’s rights advocates, they are nowhere to be found on this issue because they don’t think it will benefit them politically.

Youngkin concluded by saying, “The idea that these particular decisions with regards to children who are really trying to make some very tough decisions in their lives, first are going to exclude parents, and then second of all are going to rely on folks that may not share the family’s values in those decisions, I just think this is just fundamentally wrong.”

“We need to meet every child where they are. We need to respect every child, we need to love every child and understand the difficulties of these decisions. And how in the world could you not involve parents in that process?” Finally, I don’t think that biological boys should be playing sports with biological girls. I don’t think that locker rooms should be locker rooms where a child can choose which one to go into.”

Youngkin is correct. It is fundamentally wrong, and parents will have their voices heard in November.

Is it racist to reopen schools? No, of course not. The very idea is ridiculous. But that’s what the United Teachers of Los Angeles union would have you believe. When Governor Gavin Newsom announced he planned to reopen schools to in-person education, it was a sign that life is finally getting back to normal with the COVID-19 pandemic. But teachers? Well, they don’t want to go back to work — and are even calling the idea of allowing students to come back to the classroom racist.

Newsom is strongly pushing for schools to reopen. While it isn’t mandated, school districts that open classrooms to students will receive part of $2 billion in cash incentives intended to encourage educators to get back to doing what they are trained to do.

According to Politico, the program “includes districts in counties that are still in the state’s purple tier, with infection rates higher than what teachers unions have said are too unsafe for reopening”:

In a press conference Monday, the head of UTLA claimed that the plan not only put teachers in danger of contracting COVID-19 but also perpetuated “structural racism.”

“We are being unfairly targeted by people who are not experiencing this disease in the same ways as students and families are in our communities. If this was a rich person’s disease, we would’ve seen a very different response. We would not have the high rates of infections and deaths,” UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz said, per Politico. “Now educators are asked instead to sacrifice ourselves, the safety of our students and the safety of our schools.”

Teachers are refusing to return until every staff member is vaccinated. “The fact is that the plan does not supersede our legal right to bargain working conditions with LAUSD and our continued determination to do so,” Myart-Cruz says, accusing Newsom of not “following the science” on COVID. But the science says that children should be allowed to return to classrooms so we don’t sacrifice their futures to the boogeyman. Nevertheless, she says Newsom is following  “white, wealthy parents” who are “driving the push behind a rushed return.”

The CDC disputes Myart-Cruz and the union’s claim that full vaccination is needed. The director of the organization says that complete teacher vaccination absolutels is not needed to reopen classrooms. But educators have had all this time off. It’s easy to get used to it. And they don’t want to give it up just yet.