Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham hosted a special town hall Friday night, devoted to the ongoing scandal of closed government-run, ostensibly “public” schools. Fairfax County parents in attendance shared their frustrations with the systemic failures and visceral hostility they have endured from a school district that spends more than $16,000 per student.
Fairfax County parent Roseanne Nelson expressed concerns over excessive “screen time” as the result of extended school closures. “Here we are, a year later, and our children are spending upwards of six hours a day on a screen,” Nelson said. “This is not okay.”
Fairfax County parents Asra Nomani and Sue Zoldak discussed the visceral hostility they have received from county school officials and various defenders of the failed status quo. One person even accused Zoldak — who is Asian-American — of white supremacy. “Take off your hood,” the individual tweeted at Zoldak.
Nomani, herself the target of viciousness from the “woke” Left, discussed the case of Harry Jackson, a black father who disagrees with the aggressive, ideological “social justice” agenda of Fairfax County Public Schools. A white, self-described ‘Dirtbag Left, Critical Race Theorist’ educator viciously insulted Jackson online for his views.
“It’s such a tragedy,” Nomani said. “A year ago, we thought we were in existential threat from this virus. But parents and students have been in a war with these school board members and teachers who are just laying siege on our lives — they’re terrorizing our lives.”
Fairfax County students offered their perspectives as well. Spencer Hudson described the conditions inside classrooms now that district schools have partially reopened on a limited schedule. “The last time we had five-day, in-person school it was when I was 16,” Hudson noted. “Sixteen is basically where my public education stopped.”
Student Mary Catherine Murray recently addressed members of the Fairfax County School Board. “I actually witnessed them rolling their eyes at parents in the audience when they were speaking,” Murray recalled. “I feel like they have no regard for what we say.”