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
Ying Ma, author of Chinese Girl in the Ghetto, joined the Fairfax GOP live on Facebook earlier this month, to discuss how to defeat the identity politics of the “woke” Left. As communications director for the successful Vote No on Prop 16 campaign, Ma was instrumental in defeating the Left’s bid to revive race-based “affirmative action” in the Golden State.
Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) joined WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program, to discuss Fairfax County’s new zoning regulations. In addition to allowing higher density in residential zones, the new zoning rules will limit both the height and number of flags that homeowners can lawfully fly.
While the board majority rejected official limits on the size of flags — largely due to overwhelming grassroots lobbying against the measure…
Last month, the Fairfax GOP announced its “Help Feed Our Troops” initiative. The effort raised $6,294.44, which allowed volunteers to pack 1,464 snack packs into 61 boxes. Every bag of goodies was signed by a volunteer, along with a hand-written message of gratitude. The food was delivered to U.S. troops stationed in D.C. earlier this month by volunteer project manager Chris Addams. To all who donated or helped in any way: THANK YOU!
The Fairfax GOP full-throatedly denounced “woke bullies” and called for “genuine tolerance,” in a statement issued today. “We must get back to viewing our neighbors as just that,” said Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts. “Even if we disagree, we are still neighbors.”
The chairman’s statement follows bombshell news from nearby Loudoun County, Virginia, where teachers and others formed a “secret” Facebook group
Yesterday’s meeting of the FCPS School Board acknowledged an on-paper goal of allowing students the choice to return to classrooms next school year for five days a week, with a teacher in each of those classrooms. This was followed by a list of caveats with which parents have become all too familiar. We call them “Lucy’s Football.” We look forward to running towards that football yet again over the next few months to see whether Lucy yanks it away.
After 2020, Americans are coming to terms with the fact that the United States is splitting into two different countries culturally and politically. The red-blue divide is a divide between free states and counties and increasingly repressive and authoritarian blue states and counties.
The freedom divide is particularly clear in the area of education. Republican states and counties have been more likely to open up their schools with safety measures
Concerned parent Harry Jackson joined WMAL’s Larry O’Connor Show last week, to discuss the Fairfax County School Board’s ongoing war on Thomas Jefferson School of Science and Technology (affectionately known as “TJ”). Jackson recently authored a Washington Post op-ed blasting “paternalistic White liberals” who “don’t think Black and Hispanic students have what it takes to compete on merit”
Gubernatorial candidate Pete Snyder joined the Fairfax GOP’s Vinson Palathingal and Srilekha Palle live on Facebook last month. Snyder discussed his background, candidacy and vision for conservative reform. According to his website, “Pete Snyder is a small business owner, a serial entrepreneur, an innovator, and a problem solver.”
Reopening district-run schools has been a major theme of Snyder’s campaign.
Citing the “systemic failure” of the status quo, Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts today demanded that county schools immediately reopen on a full-time, in-person schedule. “The results are in,” Knotts said. “We have seen troubling learning losses and severely detrimental effects on the mental health of students in Fairfax County. Our schools need to reopen — five days a week, for all students — without any further delay”
More than 100 citizens rallied Monday night against draft regulations that would limit the size and number of flags residents could fly outside their own homes. The rally began with the Fairfax GOP’s Vinson Palathingal leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
Waving flags of various sizes, attendees cheered as they heard from a diverse roster of speakers.