The choice many felt they were making in Virginia.
Jordan Chamberlain very succinctly framed the feeling that many parents are bringing into the voting booth with them:
watching the VA gov race feels like i’m waiting to hear if my daughter will be taught math or transgender hormone therapy
The responses citing relatively good math scores in Virginia kind of miss the point. Indeed, that only reinforces the point. Chamberlain isn’t complaining about the past, but worrying about the future. If the math scores were high, then that only makes the loss of that priority even more harmful.