Fairfax residents have done their part to fight the Covid-19 threat – we’ve socially distanced, worn our masks, washed our hands and sacrificed our livelihoods. More than flatten the curve, Virginia has bent the curve like Beckham and saved lives!
We should all be proud.
Yet here we are – on a leaderless ship going nowhere in Fairfax County. Our School Board has turned its back on its one elected responsibility
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.