Letter: Daniel Brubaker, Lovettsville

Editor: We are concerned that the Loudoun County School Board is harming children while minimizing visibility of their own actions and of citizen objections.

At the Sept. 28 meeting, some members of the press were apparently denied access, and therefore speakers (admitted one at a time to address the board) were only filmed by selected media. Meanwhile, the official LCPS video feed did not show the speakers.

It seems quite clear what is going on: Damage control. LCPS has been caught implementing an agenda that is way out of line with what most citizens and parents know to be right. 

To take just one example, angry parents at recent meetings read lewd and obscene content from books currently in the schools, sometimes even displaying visuals. LCPS, in the fall of 2019, with approval from Loudoun Democrats, adopted a “Diversity Classroom Library Initiative,” placing hundreds of books into all LCPS libraries. When I reviewed these lists in 2019, I noted their quite heavy emphasis upon LGBTQ-related issues.

Clearly, we are in a culture war. Those on the Democrat side seem to insist that kids should be exposed to sexually explicit content from an early age and taught to see the world through Marxist CRT glasses, that equality under the law is wrong, that everyone (or at least those with approved opinions) should do what they wish, that truth and moral law do not exist, and that might makes right.

If these are good ideas, they should be argued openly. But they ought not be implemented under cover of darkness. Nor should our institutions be weaponized against citizens and taxpayers. 

Following are my remarks delivered at the School Board meeting:

Members of the press, today I speak to you because those people aren’t listening. 

My name is Daniel Brubaker. I’m father to three LCPS daughters. One was Woodgrove High School’s co-valedictorian this year. Another, now an Air Force cadet in engineering at Virginia Tech, was Woodgrove’s only National Merit Scholar in 2020. Our third is a sophomore and vice president of Woodgrove’s student council.

We have a good record as parents. But this school board, destroying in the name of “equity,” breaks my heart for others.

Rather than encourage achievement, they eliminate class rankings, end Homecoming Courts, and scrap advanced math. 

They continue to pass policies that harm children. 

The answer to injustice is justice. But these critical racists are stuck on skin tone.

By enshrining “equity,” LCPS teaches CRT, telling all kids that their race defines them, and trains them to see others the same way.

Kids need opportunity, not hate—challenge and reward for true achievement following serious effort.

Furthermore, those who expose children to pornography, dull kids’ moral conscience rather than develop it, force teachers to lie in service of politics, teach kids to ignore science that harms a leftist political agenda, and who then have the audacity to target parents who objecthave no place in our schools.

Daniel Brubaker, Lovettsville

13 thoughts on “Letter: Daniel Brubaker, Lovettsville

  • 2021-09-29 at 6:13 pm

    I cannot disagree with anything you wrote.

    LCPS needs a complete and total overhaul. ALL children should be put ahead of political agenda and social engineering schemes.

    The responsibility to educate children is not being taken seriously by neither the School Board nor the Administration.

  • 2021-09-29 at 6:26 pm

    I’ve heard the gentleman speak at school board meetings & the People’s Board Meeting. I know he wishes the best for his daughters. Actually, I admire him. I would respectfully disagree that Marxism plays any role in the education of LCPS students. But he has every right to his opinions. I commend him for taking an active role in his children’s education. Though he disagrees sharply with the current LCPS leadership, his respectful tone of voice at meetings is appreciated.

    • 2021-09-30 at 9:59 pm

      He doesn’t actually have a right to his opinions when they aren’t based in facts.

      But, it’s kind of funny that he thinks it’s 1987 and that the word “Marxism” will scare people.

      Give me a freaking break.

      • 2021-10-01 at 10:36 am

        Marxism should scare people. It’s how Russia became the Soviet Union. Except now instead of driving a wedge between the poor and the wealthy, the Left is using CRT to drive a wedge between races. A house divided against itself cannot stand. If you create an artificial hatred between people, the system descends into chaos: brown-skinned against white-skinned, vaxxed vs. unvaxxed, etc… Once you create havoc, people (especially very comfortable Loudouners) just want “things to go back to normal.” And in the name of “normality,” they’ll accept handing over their liberties to a tyrannical government. That scares the #$%@ out of me — and if you had any sense, it should scare you, too.

  • 2021-09-29 at 7:30 pm

    McAuliffe say the schools are not your problem to fix and parents should not be involved, see last night’s debate!

  • 2021-09-29 at 9:15 pm

    Last night, McAuliffe let the mask slip and admitted he doesn’t care what parents think about education and believes parents have no role in what the state chooses to foist on the public. His message is basically, shut up, open your checkbook and like what the state crams down your throat.

    This is NOT how our commonwealth is supposed to work and arrogant, elitists like McAuliffe need to be reminded decisively that the residents of Virginia won’t put up with this tyranny. We must demand better and keep this kind of person out of the governor’s mansion.

    • 2021-09-30 at 10:00 pm

      I don’t care what parents think, either. They’re not important stakeholders in what children should be learning.

      • 2021-10-01 at 12:50 pm

        Wow. Just wow,

        Are you under the opinion that parents exist only to provide genetic material? Like spawning salmon.

  • 2021-09-30 at 7:48 am

    We agree. The school board mandates and if parents, teachers and the community question them or become angry (defense mechanism) they manipulate by shutting them down and up.Any citizen has the right to question a public school right now. The AFT president is Randi Weingartner who has been supporting socialist leaders. SHe also wrote on a twitter post in January that colleges and universities should not hire Trump appointees. Is the school system checking your political status upon hire? You have to question their intent. Is it the new prejudice? Americans have the right to know and the right to voice their input to get this stopped. Anger is an emotion and if you can’t handle the heat of the debate, perhaps you are wrong to begin with and know the behaviors are gaslighting. Does the general public know anything about defense mechanisms? Acting intelligent and all knowing is one. But it is not intelligence, it is gaslighting. Think about it for a second…. You are paying the taxes, teachers are paying into the union dues. The public schools sit and collect the funds and perhaps use it for their gains???

  • 2021-09-30 at 9:01 am

    Great input with one exception. MOST Loudoun registered voters didn’t bother voting in the last local election. That lack of community involvement has cost us a great deal of status loss, economic loss and outright embarrassment. Loudoun is not just a great place to live but it is less than 1/2 developed meaning if the current registered voters don’t “wake up and show up” we could see the current marxist views import more with similar views. There are plenty of people out there who really don’t care if athletic girls no longer have an opportunity to get a college scholarship because their girl’s team is full of boys who choose to avoid competing on the actual boys team.
    Don’t just complain – VOTE! 🙂 and that starts with this November!

  • 2021-09-30 at 10:54 am

    Think about this for a moment…

    Terry Macauliffe (D) heads on up to New York to rub elbows with their elite… take their money for his campaign… listen to their ideas.
    Then he heads back down here (like a true carpetbagger) to tell Virginians that we shouldn’t have a voice in our own public education system. The system that is supposed to be educating ALL of our children. The system that we, the taxpayers, are supporting with our hard-earned dollars.

    This is some truly perverse stuff.

    Virginia doesn’t need another stint with this clown.

  • 2021-10-01 at 11:22 am

    Public school should teach reality, no matter how dirty and nasty it might be.

    Meetings are being tightly controlled because people can’t behave themselves.

    This “freedom at all costs” sickness is destroying this society. Please stop paying your taxes or following traffic laws and see how free you are.

    • 2021-10-01 at 3:57 pm

      There’s a lot of hard-core drug use in the world.
      Should schools be teaching that?
      Where EXACTLY is your demarcation line for teaching “reality?”

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