‘A Dissenting Opinion Is Not Allowed’: Teacher Sobs As She Quits In Front Of School Board Over ‘Highly Politicized’ Agenda


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A fifth-grade teacher at Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) announced her resignation in front of the school board Tuesday, delivering a tearful speech, where she decried their “highly politicized agendas.”

“School board, I quit,” teacher Laura Morris said at a Tuesday board meeting, a video of the meeting showed.

“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 to our most vulnerable constituents – children,” she added, starting to sob mid-sentence.

Morris accused the superintendent of LCPS of telling her that “dissenting opinion is not allowed even to be spoken in my personal life,” according to the video.

The teacher, who said she had worked for LCPS for the past five years, lamented the board’s “political ideologies that do not square with who I am as a believer in Christ.” (RELATED: ‘We Can & Will Silence The Opposition’: Loudoun County Public Schools Committee Posts, Then Deletes, Call For Action Against Opponents)

Morris then went on to slam equity trainings that the school board allegedly required her to attend. During one of the training sessions Morris was told that “White, Christian, able-bodied females currently have the power in our schools and ‘this has to change’,” she said.

“Clearly, you’ve made your point. You no longer value me or many other teachers you’ve 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,” Morris added.