Republican Gov.’s Anti-CRT Hotline Shuts down, Reportedly Due to Lack of Leads
A large majority of messages received by the hotline were from only a small portion of about 3 dozen people who had been using it over and over.
Virginia’s GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced in January that he would be setting up an anti-critical race theory hotline for parents to report educators who might be teaching the topic. The hotline was established shortly after Youngkin issued an executive order banning VA public schools from including CRT in their curricula.
Well, a new report from USA Today indicates that the hotline was deactivated in September — and, yes, it was because of a lack of leads.
Instead of being used to report suspicions of CRT in classrooms, the hotline instead received an influx of parents reporting other matters, such as potential special education violations, concerns about schools’ academic rigor, and praise for teachers.
In fact, a large majority of messages received by the hotline were from only a small portion of about 3 dozen people who had been using it over and over. In fact, documents show that one woman in particular accounted for nearly half of the filed records and complaints issued to the hotline — all of which were unrelated to Gov. Youngkin’s intended goal.
Read the full story at USA TODAY.