A Loudon County Virginia 5th grade teacher bravely resigned on the spot, in person, in front of the school board with an important message. “Schoolboard, 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” said teacher Laura Leanne.
Reporter and producer Justine Brooke Murray tweeted a video of the teacher’s statement to the Loudon County Virginia school board. Leanne prefaced her resignation with the fact that “emails sent by the superintendent last year reminding me that a dissenting opinion is not allowed. Even to be spoken in my personal life; going so far as to send a form to my colleagues and I encouraging us to fill it out if we hear one another speaking against the controversial policy being promoted by this school board and adopted in this county.”
Leanne then mentions a so-called ‘equity training’ within the last year during which she was told “white Christian able-bodied females currently have the power in our schools, and that quote, ‘this has to change.”
“You no longer value me or many other teachers you’ve employed in this county” Leanne continues before she quits. Tearfully she adds, “I will find employment elsewhere. I encourage all parents and staff in this county to flood the private schools…” at which point in her statement, her microphone was cut.
5th grade teacher Laura Leanne just resigned on the spot. She alleges that the school board forced her to sign a contract promising to snitch on other faculty who are caught voicing disagreements with their progressive policies. pic.twitter.com/g5miBe7xEn
— Justine Brooke Murray (@Justine_Brooke) August 11, 2021