Fairfax County, Virginia teacher Lilit Vanetsyan urged both parents and teachers to stand up against radical indoctrination of children in schools on Tuesday in an interview with MRCTV.
Vanetysan has spoken at several school board meetings for Loudoun County Public Schools, where her most recent remarks went viral.
Though the current battle against Critical Race Theory has been brought to a head in Loudoun County, Vanetsyan also suggested that many schools are promulgating ideas of socialism as well.
“We’re not just teaching socialism, but we’re kind of encouraging it,” the Fairfax County educator told MRCTV. And it’s not an isolated phenomenon of the Washington, D.C. suburbs.
“It doesn’t matter how blue or red your county is,” she said. “This is not a political issue. We’re seeing this in all parts of the country.”
In a message to parents, Vanetysan said now is the time to speak up on behalf of the children, many of whom she said are “afraid of retaliation.”
“We have to speak up early enough to say ‘no, we don’t want you infiltrating our kids with this ideology,’” she said.
She urged parents to watch classwork and curriculum that come home with students, go to school board meetings, and evaluate which school board candidates best support solid values in education.
For teachers, speaking out could make them a target with very real consequences, like Leesburg teacher Bryon “Tanner” Cross who was put on leave for refusing to comply with preferred pronouns.
Vanetsyan isn’t worried about consequences for her outspokenness. “I don’t. I am concerned about the consequences of not speaking out,” she said.
Vanetysan confirmed that she would likely attend the next and final LCPS school board meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, June 22 at 4 pm.