Letter: Glenn Youngkin, Great Falls

Editor: At Tuesday’s Loudoun County School Board meeting, several parents expressed their displeasure with a member of the board who has chosen to single them out on social media.

Like most of the parents who want the option of sending their children to school five days a week, these parents saw their children struggling with schoolwork and chose to express to the school board their opinions about what is best for their children to learn and succeed in school.

The idea that parents would be targeted by an elected official who is supposed to represent them and serve them is wrong. These parents are guilty of nothing but standing up for the education and wellbeing of their children. Efforts to shame or intimidate them are totally inappropriate.

It’s bad enough that some school board members are putting special interest groups before what is best for students, and failing to recognize the scientific consensus that schools can be reopened safely. Now parents must contend with intimidation from their own elected representative? That’s not right.

I applaud the Loudoun County parents who have dedicated their precious time and energy to our schools fully and safely reopening. If local school officials aren’t willing to figure things out and give parents the option of sending their children to school five days a week, they should step aside and let someone else do the job.

Glenn Youngkin, Great Falls

[The writer is seeking the Republican nomination for the governor’s race.]

4 thoughts on “Letter: Glenn Youngkin, Great Falls

  • 2021-02-25 at 10:02 am
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    The SB, LCPS and teachers are operating under the assumption that this is some sort of game. One where they control all the pieces.

    They couldn’t be more incorrect if they tried.

    The Proletariat is fed up.

    The BoS is going to be pushing for more taxes to fund this embarrassing disaster of a school system. We need to stand up and say NO. And then push every one of these obstructionists out of way. Vote the elected positions right out of office. Fire every employee who refuses to do the job for which they were hired yet continue to collect a paycheck.

    CLEAN HOUSE!

  • 2021-02-26 at 6:41 am
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    Sounds like the steal was in and you used Pete Snyder’s campaign platform. Virginia 30 Day Fund could use a million dollar donation?

  • 2021-02-27 at 12:52 pm
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    Preaching to the choir? Youngkin just had an event in a pub which he and his kiddie corp did not adhere to the covid 19 restrictions while in the establishment. Shame on him for not respecting our small business owners! Do as he says not as he does!

  • 2021-03-03 at 5:58 pm
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    I don’t know about you but a candidate that complains about negatives and tries to blame his opponent Pete Snyder for them sounds more really for the bu() hurt basement rather than the governor’s mansion in Richmond.

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