The 45-minute video of the hearing is available HERE; select "Public Hearings" from the May 19 links.
Among the idiotic statements from Board members, who were confronted with concerns about the curriculum used at the Islamic Saudi Academy, is the following (paraphrase):
Latin has violence in it too.The Board Chairman also stated that those who voiced concerns about the school were slandering the school, but that such slander came under the right of freedom of speech. His tone was that of scolding those who had taken time from their day to voice their concerns.
Apparently, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors was (1) uncomfortable with the testimony objecting to the lease and (2) conducting a pro forma hearing.
The vote by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to renew the Islamic Saudi Academy's lease for another year was unanimous. Applause followed the Board's decision.
Additional reading: A comprehensive posting on the Islamic Saudi Academy is available HERE, at Blue Ridge Forum.
AOW - the degree of consistant and . . .AND incredibly intentional ignorance is mind boggling.
I recently viewed a highly recommended video which outlined in crisp historic detail just how blinkered our politicians have consistently been for generations.
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.
George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905 US (Spanish-born) philosopher (1863 - 1952)
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