Although Fairfax County Public Schools will remain “online only,” area Catholic schools plan to safely reopen this fall — with “in-person” classroom instruction as well as virtual options.
Dr. Joseph Vorbach is the schools chief for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, which includes Fairfax County. On Tuesday, Dr. Vorbach joined WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program.
Parents rallied outside the offices of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) on Saturday, demanding a return to in-person education this fall. Following last semester’s disastrous rollout of distance learning, many parents have lost all faith in that educational model. “If that was the beta test, they’re simply not ready for a full year of education online,” FCPS parent and rally attendee John Lewis told NBC 4.
Fairfax citizens braved the rain Wednesday to “Back the Blue” at Old Town Square in the City of Fairfax. Former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Tom Homan rallied the crowd. “When you ‘defund the police,’ you’re taking security and safety from the community,” Homan warned.
Wednesday’s “Back the Blue” event was in response to continued lawlessness around the country.
President Trump is calling for legislation to ensure that schools have the funding and incentives they need to safely reopen this fall and to empower families with school choice. To encourage schools to make in-person classes available this fall, the President is requesting $105 billion in education funding as part of the next coronavirus relief bill—$70 billion of which will directly support K-12 education.
Former school board member Elizabeth Schultz was on WMAL’s Larry O’Connor Show Wednesday afternoon, discussing Fairfax County Public Schools’ decision to start the new academic year with zero in-person classes. Democrats on the school board were driven by ideology, not science — and the county’s disadvantaged students will be harmed the most, Schultz lamented.
Last week’s Goya Food Drive was a great success, thanks to many dozens of Fairfax GOP donors and volunteers. More than 1,000 items — including nearly 100 pounds of rice and flour — were donated to local food banks.
The drive, which ran from July 11 through July 19, was conceived in response to leftist calls for a boycott of Goya Foods after CEO Robert Unanue hailed President Donald Trump’s Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, which aims to expand educational options and economic opportunities for Hispanics nationwide.
To show support for our hometown heroes in blue, Fairfax citizens have organized a BACK THE BLUE Rally to demonstrate appreciation for the Fairfax City and Fairfax County Police.
The event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 PM at Old Town Square in Fairfax City. There will be a short program starting at 7:00 PM.
John Robert Lewis, civil rights legend and longtime Georgia congressman, died on Friday, following a six-month battle with cancer. He was 80 years old.
President Donald Trump ordered that our nation’s flag be flown at half-staff on Saturday, to honor the “longstanding public service” of Congressman John Lewis.
Vice President Mike Pence issued the following statement on Mr. Lewis and his legacy…
A crowd of more than 100 turned out for a July 7 rally with conservative activist Scott Presler, hosted by the Fairfax GOP.
Presler, also known as #ThePersistence to his 692,000 Twitter followers, stressed the ongoing need to register new voters in time for the November 2020 general election…
The Fairfax GOP launched a “Goya Food Drive” over the weekend, with more than 200 items already collected as of Sunday, July 12. The drive will run through Sunday, July 19, after which all items will be donated to a local food bank. Left-wing agitators called for a boycott of Goya Foods after CEO Robert Unanue hailed President Donald Trump’s Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, which aims to expand educational options and economic opportunities for Hispanics nationwide.
Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts was on Thursday’s Mornings on the Mall program, to discuss the myriad issues now plaguing Fairfax County Public Schools. “When the school board makes national headlines for the disaster they put in front of us, it’s just really disheartening,” Knotts lamented.
During her nationally televised program Wednesday evening, Laura Ingraham again blasted Fairfax County Public Schools. “Biden-supporting educrats are eager to work less, but also indoctrinate more,” Ingraham said.
After playing video captured from a recent Fairfax County School Board virtual work session, Ingraham warned viewers: “Imagine the worst of Howard Zinn, plus maybe the 1619 Project, and you get the picture.