Youngkin Condemns Democrats’ Move to Remove Pledge of Allegiance, Fourth of July from Virginia Curriculums

May 3, 2021

Vows to end the nonsense and improve education for all

FALLS CHURCH, VA – Conservative Republican business leader and candidate for Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin condemned the Northam Administration’s proposal to revise school curriculum to remove reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and celebrating the Fourth of July as examples of common principles and traditions that unite Americans.

“We see what is happening with this Department of Education, the Northam Administration, where they are not only saying they are not going to teach accelerated math but now we learn that they are talking about teaching kids that Independence Day and the Pledge of Allegiance aren’t things that bind us together as Americans,” said Youngkin in a recent interview. “This is what we are getting out of this Northam Administration and by the way, the McAuliffe Administration before it. And this is no way to get Virginia back where she belongs as the best state in America to live, and work, and raise a family.”

“I am going to overhaul this curriculum nonsense and get a brand new state superintendent and we are going to press forward with the things that kids need to learn. We are not going to teach them what to think, we are going to teach them how to think,” continued Youngkin.  

In addition to preserving accelerated math classes and advanced diplomas, Youngkin has also said he will remove critical race theory from classrooms and replace it with a high-quality civics curriculum.

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