Republican presidential candidate and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley took a resolute stance against the controversial issue of allowing biological males in girls’ locker rooms. Here’s the whole story.
Her Fundamental Values as a Parent
Her powerful rebuttal unfolded during the first Republican presidential primary debate, hosted by Fox News.
Haley’s impassioned defense began with reflecting on her fundamental values as a parent. She articulated the common aspiration of every parent – the desire for their children to lead better lives than their own.
Delving into the broader educational landscape, Haley deftly navigated through a myriad of concerns.
While acknowledging the current prevalence of contentious “woke” ideologies in schools, she shifted the conversation toward a more pressing concern: literacy rates among young learners.
“There’s a Lot of Crazy Woke Things Happening in Schools”
She said, “And we can talk about all of these things, and there’s a lot of crazy woke things happening in schools, but we’ve got to get these kids reading. If a child can’t read by third grade, they’re four times less likely to graduate high school. So we need to make sure we bring in reading remediation all over this country.”
“We need transparency in the classroom because parents should never have to wonder what’s being said or taught to their children in the classroom,” she added.
Reinforcing her belief in parental agency, she also advocated reintroducing high school vocational classes.
Her Commitment To Championing Girls’ Rights
She said, “Parents need to be deciding which schools their kids go to because they know best. And let’s put vocational classes back into the high schools. Let’s teach our kids to build things again.”
Returning to her central thesis, Haley reasserted her commitment to championing girls’ rights.
She said, “I will always say I’m going to fight for girls all day long because strong girls become strong women. Strong women become strong leaders and biological boys don’t belong in the locker rooms of any of our girls.”
Several social media users expressed their thoughts on the incident.
“Men Found in Women’s Locker Rooms Are Charged and Jailed”
One Twitter user wrote, “I agree with Ms. Haley on this issue. If being in a girl’s bathroom/ seeing them naked is so important, get a girlfriend – get married.”
Another User wrote, “It’s a sad world that we live in where a Presidential Candidate feels that there’s a need to make such a statement. What’s required is that laws we already have are implemented, and men found in women’s locker rooms are charged and jailed.”
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Source: Fox News