Letter: Clark Kidd, Potomac Falls

Editor: Anyone who is still undecided about the Virginia gubernatorial race should watch the latest debate, in which Democrat Terry McAuliffe made the alarming statement “I’m not gonna let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decisions. … I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

During the past year, parents and taxpayers have come to the realization that turning over the teaching curriculum to the so-called experts has created a radical agenda than most citizens would not support. Students are being taught to hate their country, their flag, their history, their skin color, their law enforcement, their military and even their own gender. Taxpayers have the absolute right to dictate how their tax money gets spent in the public schools, despite what Mr. McAuliffe thinks.

Electing a retreaded professional politician like McAuliffe would bring more Biden-like incompetence and corruption to the Old Dominion. So, if you like mandates, lockdowns, perpetual facemasks/distancing, COVID paranoia and student indoctrination, he’s the guy.  McAuliffe, like Biden, preaches unity but would bring more division to the commonwealth.

Much like Donald Trump, Glenn Youngkin has found success outside of the political swamp, and would bring a fresh approach and common sense to the current chaos in Richmond.  He and the other Republican candidates this November are incredibly qualified, and would reverse some of the damage done to the state and its citizens since Dr. Death (Ralph Northam) and his corrupt crew took over, and high jacked the state’s direction to the far left.

Clark Kidd, Potomac Falls

15 thoughts on “Letter: Clark Kidd, Potomac Falls

  • 2021-09-30 at 7:00 pm

    Of course Terry McAuliffe believes parents should play an active role in their children’s education. But that doesn’t mean they can veto books, dictate lesson plans or mandate course curriculums at will. That’s not how the public-school system works. I could never cast a vote for Glenn Youngkin. Especially after I heard how he presided over Small Smiles & ManorCare while making his millions. Say what you will about Terry McAuliffe. He never presided over a chain of dental clinics that abused infants & a chain of nursing homes that abused the elderly. Please vote Loudoun!

    • 2021-10-01 at 5:06 pm

      Of course…That’s not what Mc Awful said.

      Let’s go to the video tape.

  • 2021-09-30 at 9:55 pm

    McAuliffe is right, of course. Parents really do need to stay in their own lane, particularly the fringe lunatics who wish to dictate what books can or cannot be offered in libraries and have these peculiar fantasies about CRT being taught in schools. Get over your white fragility already. Most of these radical parents who throw hissy fits at board meetings and get arrested identify with the extremists who attempted an overthrow of American government on Jan. 6. They can take a seat — no one cares what they think anymore.

    I, and most LCPS parents, are very appreciative of the prudent manner in which the school administration has dealt with the COVID pandemic. Mask and vaccine mandates are pragmatic and enjoy widespread support; any suggestion to the contrary is delusional and may explain why Glenn Youngin trails by more than 5 points in all polls (and probably growing).

    But thanks to Mr. Kidd for comparing Youngkin to Donald Trump. Talk about a kiss of political death (and it’s hilarious that Mr. Kidd seems to think Trump was successful in business. Trump’s six bankruptcies only heralded his abject failure as a politician (he lost three consecutive elections — the 2016 popular vote, the 2018 midterms and the landslide rejection in 2020). So, yeah, if you want a total loser who will screw up Virginia, go ahead and vote for Youngkin, a freaking captain of Private Equity industry who raped and pillaged companies to enrich himself. If you want sane government, vote for McAuliffe.

    • 2021-10-01 at 5:12 pm

      LOL…The people who need to get over their White Fragility are those that are fixated with it.

      ….Parents really do need to stay in their own lane, it is THIER Children.

      Anything to do with my Children IS my Lane.

      Any parent who abdicates their responsibility to another, or worse the Government ought to re-think being a parent.

  • 2021-10-01 at 9:05 am

    Parents shouldn’t get to line item veto schools. If a parent doesn’t like what is being taught, they should take a look internally to determine what is broken in their thought process. If they are still blind, they can home school or private school where they can better shield their kids from reality.

    Donald Trump is a demagogue, and he is creating a modern version of the brown shirts.

    • 2021-10-01 at 12:42 pm

      Do you understand what totalitarianism is and why it’s sadly ironic that you accuse others of it?

  • 2021-10-01 at 10:33 am

    I am stunned by McAuliffe’s statement. It’s clear he accidentally said what he believes. (This was very much like Northam’s statement on infanticide a few years back.) And that ought to be completely unacceptable to all parents in Loudoun County and Virginia at large. Virginians aren’t ATMs that can be taxed and then told to “shut up and sit down.” (Loudoun went a step further and locked people out of school board meetings!)

    Parents have every right to manage the educational system they pay for and send their children into. And it is clear Democrats believe otherwise. Until this is resolved, parents ought to take their children out of public schools. None of my children ever spent a day in public school. Two of them graduated with honors and the last one is on a full scholarship. Every parent in Loudoun County can do a better job of educating their children than the public schools. My children are proof of this.

    Recall the board, fire Ziegler and control the teacher’s unions that impose this harmful ideology on the classroom. Our children deserve better. Remember this at the election.

  • 2021-10-01 at 1:15 pm

    Terry spilled the beans ALL school board members have known for years. The complete control of educational funding from tax sources and course decisions is a priority of the state, teacher groups, administrators and of course book publishers. Didn’t anyone ever wonder why parents are not even allowed to provide direct input into school staff performance evaluations? Terry promised to modify the composite index when campaigning in Leesburg which was why I supported him the first time. NEVER AGAIN! 🙂

  • 2021-10-01 at 2:51 pm

    Terry McAwful and the Democrats want to indoctrinate children, not educate them. I was not shocked that he said what he said. What shocks me is that already at least three commenters have chosen to ignore the fact that he came out and stated their intention… and that they support this nonsense. Loudoun County Public Schools are a LAUGHINGSTOCK around the country. The only people causing this are the Democrats. Parents can and should be previewing and reviewing what is being taught to their children and have every right to veto what they do not want to see. It is long past time to implement school vouchers so that the money can follow the children… not get sent to the schools that are failing the community.

  • 2021-10-01 at 5:16 pm

    Mc Awful sent his kids to private school where his wife, the Mother of his children was on the Board of the School.

    Sounds to me as if he has a lot of input in his kids schooling.


  • 2021-10-02 at 6:10 pm

    When the Trumpies talk about how much they care about others, just remember what it was like when they were in charge. God help us if America ever slips back into that mess.

  • 2021-10-03 at 11:38 am

    Yeah price of gas was $1.10 cents cheaper, the border was secure, Afghan women could go to school and trophies for men in women’s sports did not exist and yes you had to earn your grade in school not get favorable treatment cause of skin color. Take me back!

  • 2021-10-03 at 9:31 pm

    The attempts to deflect what McAuliffe said are both pitiful and misguided. Loudoun parents don’t want to have a say in what their children are taught; they want their voices heard regarding what they DON’T want taught. The Virginia DOE sets the curriculum, and the county has implemented their version of recent legislation regarding “social issues.” There is a distinct difference between curriculum and the “equity” programs and mandates. The state offered guidelines, the county ran with it, and the majority of sensible parents took issue with the direction some of the “equity” programs drove the curriculum, especially with regard to literature. As a parent, I have every right to view and filter what my children will be exposed to in every facet of their lives, including their exposure to what I may consider objectionable at school. The county provides all of the components of the Family Life program for me to review, and if I want to opt my child out, I can. When Second Step came to light, the county used licensing issues to censor what parents could see, which fundamentally violates my right as a parent to object to the material as I see fit. None of these programs align with the curriculum mandated by the state in the regular class room, so our children see it during the ambiguous lessons taught in their weekly homerooms. The solution is simple: LCPS is hurting for subs. Go through the process, and if you have time, sub for a day in your child’s school. Look at and listen to what is being presented and how. Look at the bulletin boards. Peruse the bookshelves in the class rooms. It’s all quietly seeping in.

  • 2021-10-04 at 5:06 pm


    You are absolutely correct! Parents SHOULD go through the process to become subs so they can see what goes on in schools! Or maybe they should just sit through a class or two. As a retired teacher, I can tell you that they will be shocked to see the disrespect their children greet their teachers with every. single. day. They will marvel at students playing on their cell phones while teachers try to teach. They will see their children treating their teachers with the same contempt they do, as servants who should bend to their every demand.

    They will see teachers who work far more than eight hours a day to educate their children. They’ll see teachers who spend much of their weekends grading papers and preparing for the coming week, oft times neglecting their own families to do so. They’ll find teachers spending large parts of that summer break taking courses and prepping centers and lessons for the coming year, at their own expense. You know, that summer break that so much of the public denigrates as “free time” and insists that teachers only work a few months of the year for full-year pay.

    Please do come sub. Teachers, now more than ever, need some time off to care for their health. I guarantee that you will be shocked, and not at what is being taught. Support your kids’ teachers and schools; your kids learn more from you than you might think.

    By the way, I venture to say that those of you who do chose to sub won’t last long. Teaching is not for the faint of heart.

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