Victoria Manning VB School Board Campaign Statement in response to the Virginia Beach Democrat Committee
We condemn the baseless and false statements made on March 13th against Victoria Manning by the Virginia Beach Democrat Committee. This organization claimed that Mrs. Manning made "incendiary racially motivated attacks" against a fellow Board member. These claims have zero basis in fact and it is egregious slander against Mrs. Manning who is an esteemed member of the Virginia Beach School Board.
Mrs. Manning previously spoke out against a statement in the Virginian Pilot that stated: "it has been “very frustrating” to hear speaker after speaker at school board meetings — a largely white crowd — push for in-person learning, arguing it will most help the kids who are on the wrong end of the achievement gap."
Mrs. Manning felt that statement was marginalizing certain citizens and students based on skin color. Mrs. Manning has taken a stand against teachings in Virginia Beach Schools that she believes are racist and divisive. For example, recent teacher training told teachers they should "admit they are racist" and they should recognize the "privilege" they have based on their appearance. Mrs. Manning has seen first-hand Social Justice and Critical Race Theory types of teachings and trainings happening throughout Virginia Beach Schools at all levels. She will continue to stand firm against this radical leftist indoctrination and fight for all people to be recognized for the content of their character and not the color of their skin. School Board members and administrators are denying that CRT exists in our schools. Either they don't understand the definition of CRT or they are trying to hide the truth.
If you would like to stand with Mrs. Manning against the radical indoctrination of our students and teachers, send an email to the Virginia Beach School Board: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have specific examples of Critical Race Theory or Social Justice teaching/training happening in VBCPS please speak up.