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Culture war on education rages in Virginia governor’s race

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By James Oliphant, Gabriella Borter and Joseph Ax McLEAN, Virginia (Reuters) – Suparna Dutta, an Indian immigrant, is incensed that new admissions standards aimed at boosting Black and Latino enrollment at her son’s Alexandria, Virginia high school have resulted in fewer Asian Americans being admitted. Across town, Marie Murphy, a white mother of an 8th grader, is alarmed by anti-racism discussions at her son’s school, which she believes force white children to feel bad about their race. In the upcoming election for Virginia governor in November, both women say they will vote for Republican ca…

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