Letter: Mehrunnisa Akbar, Aldie

Editor: With virtual learning, this school year is going to look nothing like what we used to know as traditional schooling. It’s in all of our best interests to embrace the change and adapt to this new world we find ourselves in. 

Although our basic innate values as human beings should remain the same, the world around us is ever changing. Considering that since the beginning of time each species is learning to survive and thrive in an ever-changing environment and the most adaptable ones last the longest, I am all for trying to find the positive in change. It can definitely be a struggle at first of course, but we can find our way and figure it out. 

All of this reminds me of a verse from the Qur’an which states, “Aye, surely there is ease after hardship.” (94:7). Keeping this in mind as a parent, we must raise our children for change and be ready to accept their new ways instead of reminiscing about the past and making them hold on to our age-old traditions, whether it be schooling or something else. 

Here’s to a great school year ahead. As a mom of three boys, I wish you health, safety, and all the best in your academic endeavors.

Mehrunnisa Akbar, Aldie

4 thoughts on “Letter: Mehrunnisa Akbar, Aldie

  • 2020-09-21 at 1:32 pm

    It’s in our best interests to hold LCPS and the SB accountable for their ongoing failure to deliver the education for which Loudoun taxpayers have been billed.

    Embracing failure is not the pathway to success and achievement. The children of Loudoun deserve better.

  • 2020-09-21 at 1:50 pm

    Let’s not rush to accept the government-mandated “new normal.” Change based on patently incorrect information is not likely to lead to positive micro-evolution in a species.

    The CDC just announced they were wrong concerning the spread of Covid through the air. This is your federal and state government “experts” at work.

    Where do people go to get their year back?


  • 2020-09-21 at 9:49 pm

    A very sweet note but for $1.4 billion where EVERYONE involved is taking all they can from the system it would be nice to see accountability by the school board and the BOS both of which swore they would represent constituents not just be union cheerleaders.

  • 2020-09-24 at 7:33 am

    No thanks Akbar.

    We don’t choose to embrace change forced on us by irresponsible county leaders.

    Loudoun education is being destroyed and you accept that? The rest of us do not.

    Our kids deserve better.

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