Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe has been widely criticized by Republicans for saying he doesn’t think parents should tell schools what they should teach during a debate.
McAuliffe had a chance to tell CNN whether he believes parents should have a say in their children’s education during an appearance on Sunday.
“Of course,” he said. “And they do. First of all, they get to elect school boards, and if you don’t like them, then you get rid of them. But let’s talk education.”
That was it in terms of parents having control of education as McAuliffe launched into talking points about education funding.
McAuliffe denies that Critical Race Theory, which he calls a dog whistle, is taught in Virginia.
However, his GOP opponent, Glenn Youngkin, disagrees.
As governor, Terry McAuliffe pushed the divisive political agenda of critical race theory into our schools.
— Glenn Youngkin (@GlennYoungkin) October 7, 2021
Watch the interview below: