Why are we, Olivia Angolia, Nancy Allen, and Cindy Rose, running together as a “slate?” Because three like-minded Board of Education members, voting together, can have a much greater effect than a single member voting as an individual.
Why are we running at all? Because for years the Board of Education has neglected intellectual achievement and structured learning, while focusing on personal identity and emotional issues. This has resulted in declining standards and anxious students.
In our view, this decline has occurred because the Board has been closely aligned with the FCTA, which wants to preserve the status quo, and special-interest groups, which want to implement a “woke” agenda based on strange postmodern values.
Those privileged groups have a seat at the FCPS decision-making table, but students’ parents don’t. We members of the Education Not Indoctrination (ENI) slate believe the time has come to turn that around.
Working together on the Board, we aim to change the culture of FCPS. We’ll work to ensure that feelings don’t define truth, that academically-sound curricula are adopted, that decision-making is transparent, and that parents are respected.