Culture, Politics, States

Rufo: “Virginia is Only the Beginning”

Manhattan Institute senior fellow Christopher Rufo, who has become a national figure for putting a spotlight on the critical race theory ideology that has emerged in schools and institutions across the country, is confident that the impassioned debate over education will go far beyond the Virginia gubernatorial race.

When asked if the issue of education will be a factor in the 2022 midterm elections, Rufo replied, “without a doubt.”

“It’s a genuine problem and it’s motivated a genuine grassroots revolt in every state in the country,” Rufo told Fox News Digital in an interview on Tuesday, hours before polls closed in Virginia. “You have places in suburban New York City, suburban Seattle, suburban San Francisco and then even within the urban school districts in America’s bluest cities where parents are saying, ‘No, we don’t want to teach collective guilt, we don’t want to teach race essentialism, we don’t want to demolish standards and academic merit, we don’t want to eliminate gifted programs, we don’t want to submerge the pursuit of educational excellence in this really divisive and nihilistic racial orthodoxy.'” Read more…

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