Schools and Education

Extra credit: Mother Teresa Sullivan’s phony Jefferson statue narrative

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Extra credit: Mother Teresa Sullivan’s phony Jefferson statue narrative

On the evening of September 12, dozens of Marxist University of Virginia students—along with a handful of UVa professors and outside agitators—gathered at the school’s Rotunda. Over the course of a few hours, they held a verbally violent protest rally, directing their ire at a statue of Thomas Jefferson. Student protestors screamed and chanted the now […]

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Don’t walk: Albemarle schools ban Woodbrook student walkers

| August 23, 2017 | 1 Comments
Don’t walk: Albemarle schools ban Woodbrook student walkers

As a result of ongoing construction at Albemarle County’s Woodbrook Elementary School, neighborhood students have a new directive: don’t walk to school! A recent communication—from Jamie Gellner, Albemarle County Schools Assistant Transportation Director, to Woodbrook-area parents—cited “safety” concerns as the determining factor in the unanticipated policy change: Woodbrook families and neighborhood, In conjunction with your […]

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Breaking news: Albemarle County Schools acquire fake solar eclipse glasses

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Breaking news: Albemarle County Schools acquire fake solar eclipse glasses

The Albemarle County School Division apparently has been the victim of a fake eclipse-viewing glasses purchase. An email distributed to select ACPS employees, by “Robbie Munsey” warns end-users to halt distribution of the suspect glasses and collect those already distributed: Good Afternoon, In learning of the risks of counterfeit solar eclipse glasses, we worked with […]

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75 years ago: Pearl Harbor’s lost history

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
75 years ago: Pearl Harbor’s lost history

by Michael Connelly December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy” was the date of the Japanese surprise attack on the American Naval Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Over 3,000 Americans died that day, most of them members of the military, and many of our finest warships were destroyed, including the battleship […]

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Guest editorial: Threats and intimidation Trump rights at Albemarle High School

| November 17, 2016 | 11 Comments
Guest editorial: Threats and intimidation Trump rights at Albemarle High School

by Kate Harvey The message we’ve been hearing throughout this election cycle is that our nation has rarely been more divided. We are told that Islamophobia is on the rise and that minorities in America are increasingly fearful for their safety. We are told that systemic racism courses through the veins of our country’s police […]

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And the children shall lead (or destroy): How we’ve fostered our own demise

| April 30, 2016 | 1 Comments
And the children shall lead (or destroy): How we’ve fostered our own demise

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”—Proverbs 22:6 History is so rich, and so profoundly educational, and sadly so purposefully poorly taught. Even now, there is a move afoot, perhaps even successful in some school districts, to ignore American history prior […]

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Guest editorial: “Mother” Teresa Sullivan’s UVa sex assault coverup

| April 6, 2016 | 1 Comments
Guest editorial: “Mother” Teresa Sullivan’s UVa sex assault coverup

by David Ramadan Last October, I wrote that I was sick and tired of people in charge not taking responsibility for the actions — or lack thereof — of their administrations. Shortly thereafter, I was roundly criticized by two of my colleagues — Delegates David Toscano and Jimmie Massie — for having the temerity to […]

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Opacity unmasked #1: Albemarle, Charlottesville and schools reveal secret email recipients

| April 5, 2016 | 3 Comments
Opacity unmasked #1: Albemarle, Charlottesville and schools reveal secret email recipients

For a long time, citizens of Charlottesville and Albemarle attempting to contact their elected representatives through official city and county web sites have been deceived. The Schilling Show recently discovered that emails sent to the following entities have been blind copied to previously undisclosed recipients: Advertised recipient: Albemarle County Board of Supervisors email address: bos@albemarle.org […]

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Gag order: Drug scandal and coverup at Monticello High School

| March 17, 2016 | 7 Comments
Gag order: Drug scandal and coverup at Monticello High School

  (Note: These initial remarks were delivered to the Albemarle County School Board on March 10, 2016) My name is Jim Stern and on behalf of the entire community I would like to thank a dozen ACPS students that have gone unrecognized for their noteworthy and possibly heroic actions. About three weeks ago a number […]

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Guest editorial: Just say NO to Woodbrook Elementary Expansion

| March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Guest editorial: Just say NO to Woodbrook Elementary Expansion

by Audrey Kocher Despite the County Executive’s decision to omit the Woodbrook Elementary School expansion/modernization capital improvement project from the 2017 budget request submitted to the Board of Supervisors, the Albemarle County School Board appealed to the Board of Supervisors to fund it (The Daily Progress, 3/1/16) in order to handle overcapacity issues faced by urban […]

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