(USA Features) A former teacher who had been with the Loudoun County Public Schools for five years and who quit earlier this week during a board meeting over racial curriculum is now encouraging more teachers who disagree with the materials to do the same thing.
Laura Morris told Fox News host Tucker Carlson Thursday night that she objected to the district’s critical race theory materials and that she did not believe the board is supportive of her Christian beliefs.
Earlier this week, a video of an at times tearful Morris went viral on social media after she quit her position during a live board meeting, telling members that she felt she was being persecuted for being white and a Christian.
Morris explained to Carlson that since then, she has received a lot of support for her decision, both from people she knows and lots of people she doesn’t know. She added that she hoped the outpouring of support, some from other teachers, would lead them to do the same thing in opposition to CRT materials and other anti-white curricula.
“One of the emails I received from another state, from Connecticut, it’s been said that one candle can only light a thousand others without diminishing its own illumination and he said, you are that candle,” she said.
“I was so moved by those words because I never thought of myself in that position, never felt like — in fact, I feel like the blessing of God pouring down for me which is happy that I’m so excited what I did and what I said might spark others, illuminate in others the desire to put some action to their words,” Morris added.
She went on to say that there is a lot of division and disagreement taking place in the county and the country over the highly controversial CRT materials.
“There’s a lot of wars going on in county, people upset on both sides, and I’m just noticing more and more that doesn’t seem to be changing things,” said Morris.
“But if people do something bold, when people put action to their words, actions speak louder than words and that seems to be captivating people,” she added. ‘
“So I’m excited to see what other actions people might be taking.”
The former teacher, who indicated she’s being flooded with offers but accepted a position teaching at a private Christian school, said that former students and their parents are also sending her a lot of love and support, adding that they had her back.
Morris, who taught previously at Lucketts Elementary School in Leesburg, ripped the school board’s and the school district’s racial curriculum as personally offensive and highly damaging to students.
“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 began earlier this week.
After telling the board she was upset over “emails sent by the superintendent last year reminding me that a dissenting opinion is not allowed, even to be spoken in my personal life,” she added that she’d been sent a form by school administrators asking her to fill it out if she heard anyone complaining about “the controversial policies being promoted by this school board.”
“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,'” Morris told board members.
“Clearly you have made your point. You no longer value me, or many other teachers you have employed in this county,” she said. “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,” she added, breaking up.
“I will find employment elsewhere. I encourage all parents and staff in this county to flood the private schools,” Morris added.