In that now-famous debate segment, Terry McAuliffe insisted that parents have no role in their children’s education. He doubled down on this sentiment in a later interview.

Now he is saying that his words are being misrepresented. Does he think we are all stupid? Is it difficult to understand what ‘parents should have no role in their children’s education’ means?

What we have here is a political chameleon. McAuliffe said how he thinks or feels, and the blowback he got caused him to change his colors. He is a typical politician who tells us what we want to hear to get elected. 

The problem is that once elected, McAuliffe’s true colors will come out — and he will govern according to his genuine political instincts. The real Terry McAuliffe stood up in that debate and showed his disdain for parents having any control over their children’s education.

I am a former school teacher, but I realize that students and parents are our customers. We need to be accountable to them because they pay our salaries.



Once deceived by McAuliffe, shame on him. twice deceived, shame on us.

 

KEN BARNES

Mechanicsville, Va. 

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