Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is trying to clarify a previous comment, in which he said that parents should not tell schools what to teach. The comment in question came on Sept. 28 during the final debate before the upcoming Nov. 2 election. When Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin pointed out that McAuliffe in 2016 vetoed a bill which would have given parents more control over what kind of books their kids are exposed to at school, the former governor responded that parents shouldn’t have “the right to veto books.” “I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decisions,” he said. “I stopped the bill and I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” The statement has since faced much criticism, including from Youngkin, who launched a “Parents Matter” campaign to mobilize families and parents to …


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