Vietnamese refugee running for Congress, says Virginia schools being ‘destroyed’ by woke policies

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A Vietnamese refugee who’s operating for Congress in Virginia mentioned Monday the election of Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin confirmed the state’s voters are searching for outsiders. 

Republican Hung Cao, a retired Navy captain, joined “Fox & Buddies First” to debate how his life story has ready him to run for workplace and the way schooling is a precedence to voters in Virginia’s tenth congressional district.


“I got here right here as a refugee from Vietnam. I grew up in West Africa, after which I served within the army for 25 years to thank this nation for what it gave me, which is the ladder of alternative. And you continue to should climb the ladder your self. And I believe that is what all immigrants and minorities imagine in. It is simply that we do not need handouts. We wish to make that climb ourselves.”

The district features a portion of Fairfax County, the place the varsity board has been beneath fireplace for its decision-making for the reason that pandemic started.

The board permitted final week a rule to make it potential for college kids as younger as fourth grade to be suspended for “malicious misgendering” or “deadnaming” their friends. 

“Deadnaming” is a phrase used to explain the act of referring to somebody by a reputation they used previous to transitioning.

Opponents of the academic doctrine known as Critical Race Theory protest outside of the Loudoun County School Board headquarters, in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S.  June 22, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Opponents of the tutorial doctrine generally known as Essential Race Principle protest outdoors of the Loudoun County College Board headquarters, in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S.  June 22, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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“It is simply ridiculous. I converse three languages fluently. There’s masculine, there’s female, and for them to alter that, it is simply ludicrous. We’re not concentrating on what we ought to be concentrating on, which is studying, writing, math, science, civics, historical past. However we’re instructing them simply rubbish,” he instructed host Griff Jenkins.

Cao mentioned he went by way of the Fairfax public faculty system and is disillusioned to see it’s “principally destroyed.”

“[It] was the primary highschool within the nation. They usually modified that as a result of they principally destroyed the meritocracy.”

Cao mentioned he’ll marketing campaign on giving dad and mom a voice of their youngsters’s schooling. 


It was that we welcomed dad and mom within the classroom. We would like dad and mom to assist out the school rooms and now we’re ostracizing them.”

Fox Information’ Cortney O’Brien contributed to this report