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Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Northam Administration’s School Mask Guidance


House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Governor Northam failed Virginians throughout the pandemic, and this new guidance is just another example. It is inconsistent with science, passes the buck to local school divisions, will spark mass confusion, and will make it more difficult as our students return to the classroom this fall. It’s an especially cruel requirement … Read More

Northam: Teachers Who Don’t Push Critical Race Theory are ‘Inadequate’

gshipleyEducation, Uncategorized

On the same day that Terry McAuliffe said that the appearance of critical race theory in Virginia schools was a “conspiracy theory” and “totally made up,” Ralph Northam took the opportunity to attack teachers who object to teaching students that they’re either oppressed or oppressors simply based on the color of their skin, and that America is racist beyond redemption. … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Department of Education Plan to Lower Standards


The Virginia Department of Education has begun discussions that could lead to the end of Virginia’s Advanced High School Diplomas by ‘consolidating them’ with standard diplomas in the name of ‘equity,’ as well as pushing all advanced math classes back to the 11th Grade for High School students. House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Virginians have had … Read More

On Dr. Seuss’ Birthday…

gshipleyFeatured, Uncategorized

With loving apologies to the author. The kids did not learn. The kids did not play.They sat on their laptops for day after day.Virtual learning was here in their room.They spent all their time on an unending Zoom. Loudoun County had problems, and they were not few.Test scores were dropping, and learning was too.But that’s not the problem the Board … Read More

House Republican Leadership Statement on Conclusion of the 2021 Legislative Session

gshipley2021 General Assembly, Press Releases, Uncategorized

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert, Caucus Chair Kathy Byron, and Caucus Whip Jay Leftwich issued the following statement upon the conclusion of the 2021 General Assembly Session: “One of the most important issues facing Virginians over the past year was and continues to be the education of their children. “When schools were closed and various learning options were implemented, it … Read More

Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on Events at U.S. Capitol

gshipleyPress Releases, Uncategorized

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “When tens of thousands of Second Amendment supporters marched to the Virginia Capitol to peacefully seek redress of grievances, we stood proudly with them. The right to protest is fundamental to our nation. It is a God-given right. “But what has occurred at the U.S. Capitol today is inexcusable. It is … Read More

Terry McAuliffe’s Swing and Miss on Education Funding


Earlier this morning, Terry McAuliffe announced that he was running for a second term as Governor, with a focus on education. The announcement was interesting, given that McAuliffe stood in front of a closed public school despite mounting evidence of virtual learning’s failures, especially for the students of color predominantly served by the school McAuliffe used as a political prop … Read More

Republican Leaders Norment and Gilbert Demand State Inspector General Release Full Reports on Additional Misconduct by Parole Board


Senate Republican Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) and House Republican Leader C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) today called on the Office of State Inspector General to comply with the Code of Virginia by immediately providing them with unredacted copies of the Office’s additional reports related to its ongoing administrative investigation of misconduct at the Virginia Parole Board. Earlier today, … Read More