Several Virginia public school teachers threatened to resist Republican governor Glenn Youngkin’s executive order that allows parents to choose if their child wears a mask at school.
Following his inauguration on Saturday, Youngkin signed a series of education executive orders—including one that gives parents the right to decide whether to mask their kids during the school day. In private social media posts, Virginia teachers announced plans to defy the new order, saying maskless kids would not be welcome in their classroom no matter what their parents or the governor said.
“Kids will not be allowed in mine [sic] class without a mask. No mask, no entry,” Prince William County English teacher Heather Lynn Reilly Osial said on Facebook. “If my boss has a problem with that, then she has a choice. Either she wants me there or not.”