Virginia moms sound off on education, inflation: 'I became an accidental activist' after school closures

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Virginia voters are heading to the polls Tuesday for the state's primary elections, with education and inflation as two of the top issues.

Virginia mothers Cheryl Onderchain, Amie Bowman, and Briana Howard joined "Fox & Friends First" to discuss these key issues and how they have impacted their families ahead of the midterm elections.

"I think we're going to see a huge red wave, not just in Virginia in November, but across the country," Onderchain, a single mother of three, told co-host Carley Shimkus. "Education has been a huge one for me for… over two years now, ever since they closed schools and I became an accidental activist and part of the parents' movement here."

Dr. Amie Bowman, also a mother of three, said education, inflation, and "social instability" are the issues at top of mind as she heads to the polls.

"This year, as parents, we found out that more than 60% of the kids in Virginia at the third and the eighth-grade level aren't proficient in reading or in math, and yet the schools seem more concerned about what pronouns... (Read more)