Mr. OBrokta, greetings and all good wishes. Because the article directly involves our local public schools, it is appropriate to raise awareness of issues citizens have not seen elsewhere. I am familiar with FCPS and have known several excellent teachers and administrators; and one or two horrid ones. I read you are among the excellent and commend you for your efforts. We need more intellectually-honest, strong teachers willing to throw out the public school "scripted" public education today and teach our American history factually and truthfully from original primary sources and first-hand accounts to encourage them to think critically of those uniquely American ideals, principles and sacrifices.
No need to attack the messenger here- let us focus on the facts of the case. We are discussing the Radical Left Brainwashing of our Virginia Public Schools, beginning with the forced indoctrinations of our elementary grade children.
Here is a useful overview:
Now here are some details:
It is clear to the most casual older observers that America is rapidly coming apart at the seams- morally, politically and economically. Political Correctness, Multiculturalism and Diversity are killing our former American Republic. Nowhere are the roots of these fatal illnesses more evident than in our taxpayer-raped, local, State and Federal Government-run public school system indoctrination centers- and further handed down to our States and local communities in an ever-increasing, out-of-control spiral over taxing and spending. There are many components of the Government-run indoctrination centers at work inside our local community in our current time: Agenda 21 Globalism; George Soros and PATH social engineering funded radical elements and associated financing; the all-controlling, sickening U.S. Department of Education and its "Standards of Learning" (SOL) criteria; and even the local Fauquier County Public School's GOALS 2015 blueprint, a recent doctrine devoted to celebrating Multiculturalism, Diversity and Hyphenated Americans over traditional American history education and its lack of emphasis on our American citizenship education (read: teaching public school students to appreciate foreign cultures with little to no education for appreciating our American heritage and history first, both factually and truthfully). Examined objectively after a line-by-line review of "GOALS 2015," how can we expect our local public school students to thoughtfully learn, compare and appreciate foreign countries and cultures when they have not been properly equipped to first learn and appreciate- much less value- our unique American heritage and history factually and truthfully? Why is it that over 10 years ago, a graduating Fauquier High School honor student (one who had read primary sources and first-hand accounts, and knew his American history through significant independent study outside of the classroom) confessed to this author that he "... was forced to lie in order to answer the SOL Test correctly..." when it came to the multiple-choice SOL test question, "What issue was the American Civil War fought over?" The honor student was troubled he had to lie to himself by marking the answer, "Slavery" on the SOL Test to ensure he would pass the exam and graduate from Fauquier County Public Schools in direct contradiction to his own research of the 1861 Corwin Amendment and Crittenden Resolution (among other independent study of the historic truths about Mr. Lincoln's War to Prevent Southern Independence). This is just one small example of why Fauquier County Public School enrollments have been in decline in recent years, with increasing hundreds of County parents choosing home schooling and private school education for their children instead. Yet, each year like clockwork during the County Budget cycle, we Fauquier taxpayers suffer hearing all kinds of tales of woe for increased annual funding for all kinds of new programs and disastrous public education blueprints amidst dramatically declining public school enrollment numbers, too often resulting in horrific annual tax increases destroying our Fauquier County taxpayer quality of life and our American Dream. Clearly, hard-working Fauquier County taxpayers have been ridden far too hard by Government Officials who believe, by their unanimous votes, that we taxpayer citizens are their economic slaves. I've witnessed this despicable attitude by our Supervisors and their un-elected, liberal judge court-appointed Boards firsthand too many times in recent decades. The very people who significantly raise our property taxes every year now tell us to move if we do not like it. (CONTINUED)