A Loudoun County, Virginia, teacher whose passionate resignation before the school board gained widespread attention asserts that she harbors no remorse for her actions.
The national spotlight has focused on Loudoun County due to the ongoing conflict between parents and administrators regarding contentious teaching materials and a recently approved transgender policy. Despite the controversy surrounding these issues, Laura Morris, the teacher in question, maintains that she stands by her decision.
In an interview with Fox News following the viral incident, Morris expressed her sadness about leaving certain aspects behind but clarified that she does not regret her actions. She emphasized her satisfaction with the choices she made, stating, “I wanted them to know why I was leaving. I’m glad to see that people saw that action as something important, and maybe they’ll be inspired to do something.” Morris conveyed a sense of being a “cog” in a larger system pushing agendas like critical race theory and other left-wing priorities.
During the emotionally charged resignation, over 150 parents attended the school board meeting, with some forced to stand outside in a thunderstorm. Despite numerous parents expressing their concerns about new policies, the board proceeded to approve a proposal mandating school staff to use a student’s preferred pronouns and allowing transgender students access to bathrooms aligned with their gender identity.
Morris recalled a recent equity training session where she was informed that “White, Christian, able-bodied females currently have the power in our schools and ‘this has to change.'” She addressed the board, stating, “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.”