U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos slammed Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) on Tuesday. “A choice of two days per week in the classroom is not a choice at all,” DeVos said in a call with the nation’s governors.
The secretary reiterated her message on Tucker Carlson’s national television program. “They had an absolute disaster this spring,” DeVos said of FCPS. “And now this fall they’re suggesting that as a way to start school again, you can choose zero days a week for your child to be in school, or two days a week. That’s not a choice — that’s a pretense of a choice.”
Fairfax County GOP Chairman Steve Knotts cheered the secretary’s comments, in a statement issued Wednesday morning. “Frustrated parents and taxpayers have a true friend and powerful advocate in Betsy DeVos,” Knotts said. “Now more than ever, we need real educational choice in Fairfax County
The sharp decline in civic knowledge among America’s youth is a growing concern. The violent turmoil of recent weeks, including the destruction of statues and memorials, has made it an urgent issue.
Justice can only be achieved if America remains a nation governed by the rule of law, committed to the founding belief that all men are created equal. But ignorance of America’s founding among today’s youth has led many of them to seek justice in ways that will lead to tyranny.
On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the United States Declaration of Independence in what is now known as Independence Hall in Philadelphia. In taking this historic step, the Congress proclaimed “these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States.” Today, we celebrate our Nation’s independence and the vision of our Founding Fathers revealed to the world on that fateful day, as well as the countless patriots who continue to ensure that the flames of freedom are never extinguished.
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I grew up half of my life in Jacksonville, Florida, and the other half in Northern Virginia.
My dad is a retired Navy Captain and he and my mom give me hope for the world because they share true love. I had a typical childhood, but suffered severe bullying. For years, I hated myself and I believed everything they said about me. Those deep wounds, now scars, made me the resilient person you see today. To those bullies, I want to say, “Thank you.” You taught me compassion and you made me so incredibly strong.
I graduated from George Mason University, with honors, in criminal justice. Despite my strong performance in school, I was one of those millennials who could not find a job. So, I started walking dogs for money. After months of picking up dog’s droppings — and I will say there is no shame in an honest day’s labor — I saw my friends posting about their careers on Facebook.
Determined not to be a failure, I applied to a temp agency.. For the next year, I worked for Alexandria City Public Schools and was eventually hired full-time by ACPS. In 2012, President Obama was re-elected and the rest is history.
I am a dog walker turned Republican activist, who is on a mission to re-elect President Trump in 2020.
Daniel Gade handily won the Virginia GOP nomination for U.S. Senate on Tuesday. The very next day, Gade joined WMAL’s Larry O’Connor to discuss his candidacy and why the incumbent, Mark Warner, needs to go.
“What we need to do is return to our Constitutional founding principles — among those are, of course, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Gade said.
John Schilling, President of the American Federation for Children, was on Thursday’s Ingraham Angle to discuss the current “debacle” in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).
“This is a school district that proved incapable of delivering online learning when the pandemic shut down schools,” Schilling noted. “It took them five weeks to even start online learning; the day that it started, the system crashed.”
Fox News host Laura Ingraham blasted Fairfax County Public Schools on her nationally televised program Thursday night.
“Just yesterday in Fairfax County, Virginia — one of the most affluent and populous suburbs of Washington, DC — the Democrat-controlled school district made the shocking announcement that it’s not going to be fully reopening in the fall,” Ingraham told viewers.
Virginia’s 8th, 10th, and 11th Congressional Districts have now concluded their nominating conventions — these were the first of many steps needed to give Virginians a voice and restore common sense to our Commonwealth.
Your friends and neighbors registered to serve as delegates – and even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, they came out to cast their ballots and participate in our great democracy. Delegates had important decisions before them, and evaluated the candidates with care and thoughtfulness
The First Lady and I send our warmest greetings to those celebrating Juneteenth this year.
On this day 155 years ago, African Americans in Texas first heard the righteous and long-overdue words of General Order Number 3: “All slaves are free.” These words confirmed for still-enslaved people in Texas that the Union Army would enforce and defend their freedom, announced nearly 3 years earlier by President Abraham Lincoln in his Emancipation Proclamation
Fairfax County Republican Priscilla DeStefano was featured this week on ChoiceMedia.tv, the nation’s “education homepage.” Ms. DeStefano, who ran last year for the Board of Education, lauded President Donald Trump’s recent comments on the moral imperative of school choice.
“A child’s ZIP code in America should never determine their future, and that’s what was happening,” President Trump said