Fairfax Dems Slam “Open FCPS” Parents

Grassroots Moms & Dads Issue Blistering Counterstatement

Fairfax Dems unleashed a tweetstorm Tuesday evening, raging against critics of the “all-Democratic Fairfax County School Board.” Notwithstanding the school board’s many failures, county Democrats vowed to back all current board members, including those facing down a grassroots recall effort.   

The nonpartisan “OpenFCPS” coalition issued a scathing response Tuesday night, lamenting the Fairfax Dems’ politicization of “the harm being done to school children in the county.” The entire OpenFCPS statement follows: 

The Fairfax Democrats organization this evening announced a resolution praising the “all-Democratic Fairfax County School Board” despite its failure to open schools, and despite the recent, troubling news that large numbers of students with disabilities, students of color, Hispanic students, and English learners have been failing classes at an alarming rate. In its statement, the Fairfax Democrats also take the opportunity to roundly condemn the #OpenFCPS parent group, falsely claiming in a transparent attempt to deflect blame that the group is being run as a “coordinated Republican misinformation and harassment campaign.”

It is unfortunate that the Fairfax Democrats organization is politicizing the harm being done to school children in the county, as well as politicizing the school board itself — the members of which are supposed to serve in a nonpartisan manner. Importantly, we continue to note that OpenFCPS is a nonpartisan group of parents. It is an entirely volunteer effort that has never received funding or support from any political party or other organizations, unlike the well-funded teachers associations and now apparently the Fairfax Democrats bureaucracy in Fairfax County who oppose allowing children to attend school in person.

OpenFCPS parents have figured out something that has largely been forgotten in our very acrimonious and politicized DC world: that we can set aside political party preferences to work together on the shared goal of supporting our children and their education at a time when political organizations appear more interested in promoting their political influence. We urge those who support the statement by the Fairfax Democrats to take advantage of the opportunity to keep their children in virtual learning, and to consider for a moment that other parents, regardless of their political party preference, have the right to stand up and say that their children need a choice to have access to in-person education, because virtual is insufficient, ineffective, and harmful to them. Scores of educational, medical and mental health organizations have supported returning students to in-person education for months, frequently noting that the mental, emotional, academic and social costs of not attending school are greater than the impact of the virus itself on children.

Unfortunately, the Fairfax Democrats machine, which we know does not represent the position of all county parents who consider themselves Democrats, has chosen to ignore the harm being done to students after having been silent for nearly a year as the children in the county suffered. While we understand that the political party as a machine is supported by the county teachers’ unions and has a stake in repeating their talking points, we are sorry to learn that the members of the Fairfax Democrats bureaucracy would rather attack parents than be a part of a workable solution for thousands of county students who desperately need one.

OpenFCPS is a grassroots, volunteer-led organization of parents who advocate for the option of in-person education at Fairfax County Public Schools. To learn more, follow them on Twitter (@OpenFCPS2020). 

Share This Article:

Newsletter Signup

Sign up to be the first to receive news and events from Fairfax GOP!
Electing Republicans At Every Level

Headquarters

PAID FOR BY FAIRFAX COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE
Powered by VOTEGTR

2024 U.S. Senate & Congressional Primary

GOP Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 18

Election Calendar

  • Early voting opens 5/3
  • 5/28 – Deadline to register to vote (otherwise, same-day registration with provisional ballot)
  • 6/7 – Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot​
  • 6/8 - One of two Saturdays open for early voting, and additional early voting locations open.
  • Early Voting ends 6/15
  • 6/18 – Election Day

We need you on our team in '24.

Get active in the effort to take back Fairfax County from the progressives hellbent on raising taxes, coddling criminals, and socializing public schools.
1
Step
2
Step
3
Step
4
Step
5
Step
6
Step
First things first. Are you receiving info about local GOP events and elections?

No problem. We can fix that right now.

Thanks. We won’t overload your inbox, but we will keep you in the loop on important Fairfax GOP info and events.

Do you want to recieve news of events via text msg?
By providing your phone number, you are consenting to receive recurring calls and SMS/MMS campaign and donation messages, including autodialed and automated calls and texts to that number from the Fairfax County Republican Committee. Msg & data rates may apply. You agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Text HELP for help and STOP to stop. Msg & data rates may apply.

The Fairfax GOP is recruiting new members who agree we need to draw a line in the sand and take our county back from the progressives.

Would you consider joining the Fairfax GOP as a voting member so you can have your say on committee business, candidates, and policy resolutions?*
No thanks. Take me back to the Fairfax GOP home page.