Letter: Alastair Gregory, Aldie

Editor: I recently had the opportunity to speak in front of the Loudoun County School Board. The board “magnanimously” allowed each speaker 30 seconds. Thirty seconds. An entire 30 seconds to state their opinion. After 30 seconds an obnoxious blaring noise maker drowned out the citizen’s voice. This is what we call tyranny.

It is transparently obvious that the School Board cares nothing about the opinions of the “little people” whose children attend LCPS schools from afar, currently under the chaotic and unworkable distance learning regimen that LCPS has foisted upon the Loudoun taxpayer. 

The best solution to this situation is school choice. It is time for county, state and federal dollars to follow the child. Parents must be empowered to send their children to the right schools for them.

Alastair Gregory, Aldie

2 thoughts on “Letter: Alastair Gregory, Aldie

  • 2020-10-23 at 11:00 am
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    “The best solution to this situation is school choice. It is time for county, state and federal dollars to follow the child. Parents must be empowered to send their children to the right schools for them.”

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2020-10-23 at 9:39 pm
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    Government, even at the local level, is now completely unresponsive to the voice and concerns of citizens. If you are lucky you might get 3 minutes at a BoS meeting. Thirty seconds is absurd.

    The clear inference is they don’t care what we think. We need to find another way to manage our affairs. These boards are clearly unresponsive to the needs of citizens. They are going to implement their fractured and harmful ideas regardless of what citizens think. They have an agenda and nothing we say is going to influence their actions.

    We need to consider ways to open a lot of these decisions at the town, city and county level to a direct democratic process. The use of some process like referendums should be increasingly practical with all the technology available to the residents of this county. We have seen the boards are incompetent. It’s time to turn the process back over to the will and consent of the governed.

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