Laura Morris once taught fifth-grade students at the Lucketts Elementary School in Leesburg, Virginia, which is located in Loudoun County. Now, Morris has dramatically quit her post because she did not want to teach students critical race theory. In a heated moment, Morris accused the Loudoun County School Board of forcing their “highly-politicized agendas on our most vulnerable constituents, the children,” and quit her job rather than teach critical race theory to young students in the elementary school.
Morris taught at Lucketts Elementary School for five years, which was just half of her career as a teacher. Now, however, she will be looking for a new job as she does not want to teach students lessons from critical race theory, which explains to students that people are treated differently in America based on the color of their skin and other differences.
“I quit being a cog in a machine that tells me to push highly-politicized agendas on our most vulnerable constituents – the children,” the former teacher said.
“This summer, I have struggled with the idea of returning to school, knowing that I’ll be working yet again with a school division that, despite its shiny tech and flashy salary, promotes political ideologies that do not square with who I am as a believer in Christ,” she said.
Morris has been sick and tired of the “lack of consideration for the growing population of concerned citizens in this division.” However, Tuesday’s meeting was empty.
Morris decided to quit her job rather than bend to “the controversial policies being promoted by this school board.”
She added, “Not only that, but within the last year, I was told in our so-called equity trainings that white, Christian, able-bodied females currently have the power in our schools and, quote, ‘this has to change.’ Clearly, you have made your point. You no longer value me or many other teachers you have employed in this county.
“So since my contract outlines the power that you have over my employment in Loudoun County Public Schools, I thought it necessary to resign in front of you. School board, I quit. I quit your policies, I quit your training, and I quit being a cog in a machine that tells me to push highly politicized agendas on our most vulnerable constituents – the children. I will find employment elsewhere. I encourage all parents and staff in this county to flood the private schools.”