One thing all parents can agree on is that we want our children to be well educated so they can succeed in the competitive world in which we live. Our children need to excel at core subjects such as reading and writing as well as advanced subjects like science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Otherwise, they will fall behind the graduates of other states and struggle to establish a lifelong career and successfully provide for themselves and their families.

Education is further enhanced through great teachers. Teacher pay should be prioritized over administrator pay because too many good teachers in Frederick County leave for higher pay elsewhere. Other good teachers leave by moving into higher paying jobs in school administration. This constant departure of great teachers is a huge disservice to our children.

Education is also enhanced through strong parental involvement. However, changes over the last several years have made it hard for a parent to engage. Former governor McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have provided more transparency to parents, and our local school administration has followed this same course. Changes to school curriculum and policy are not transparent, and when parents ask questions, answers are difficult to get. We have seen this over this past summer regarding bathroom policies and deep equity programs implemented in Frederick County.

The opposite of education is indoctrination. As time spent on indoctrination increases, time spent on real education decreases as there is a finite amount of time to teach our children each day. To address this in Virginia, the schools have simply lowered the standards so it appears our students are still doing well when in reality they are falling behind.

Now is a time to refocus on getting back to education basics to maximize the quality of education in Frederick County and to prepare our children for a long and prosperous life. That is why I am supporting three school board candidates this year that are ready to address these issues. Those candidates are Miles Adkins, Linda Martin, and Tim Stowe.

Winsome Sears is a resident of Winchester and the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor.

(20) comments

Doc Samson

Why, she's almost a "literal Hitler"! A baby step away from being a domestic terrorist! How is she even allowed to be walking the streets, endangering lives by simply existing?!?! [lol]

DavidSparkman

Winsome Sears is the democrat nightmare. That is why you see all the liberals here dissing her. It takes true courage to stand up to the slurs of the left. I have watched her grow on the campaign trail, become stronger and and a more determined voice for parents everywhere. As a personal friend of Winsome and Terry, I tell you, we have something very special here.

WinchesterNative

Sears is a joke! So are her endorsements!!!

Doc Samson

Gotta love how the Pr0g-Left loves their undefined terminology. Extremist? [rolleyes][lol][rolleyes]

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

Yawn.

GodblessAmerica

Winsome Sears is not an extremist. She is someone who speaks her mind. She's straight forward and to the point. She's stating facts. Additionally, she's stating what needs to be done/changed and how she intends to do this.

Why is it that if you state how you intend to make improvements/changes, you're considered to be someone that's trying to destroy our democracy? At least she's saying what needs to be done versus cutting down her opponent and the things they've done. She only stated how McAuliffe voted.

All candidates, regardless of their political party should be informing the voters of what they see that needs improvement and how they intend to work on that, not bashing their opponents.

If McAuliffe is so concerned about our public schools, why didn't he send his own children to them? Why did he opt for private schools?

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2021/09/29/terry-mcauliffes-wife-headed-trustee-board-at-their-childrens-private-school-n2596680

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/15/it-may-be-news-terry-mcauliffe-virginia-parents-have-rights/

Jeana0311

You can be an extremist and also speak your mind. Still waiting for Stowe to embrace this endorsement.

GodblessAmerica

Winsome Sears is not an extremist. She is someone who speaks her mind. She's straight forward and to the point. She's stating facts. Additionally, she's stating what needs to be done/changed and how she intends to do this.

Why is it that if you state how you intend to make improvements/changes, you're considered to be someone that's trying to destroy our democracy? At least she's saying what needs to be done versus cutting down her opponent and the things they've done. She only stated how McAuliffe voted.

All candidates, regardless of their political party should be informing the voters of what they see that needs improvement and how they intend to work on that, not bashing their opponents.

If McAuliffe is so concerned about our public schools, why didn't he send his own children to them? Why did he opt for private schools?

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2021/09/29/terry-mcauliffes-wife-headed-trustee-board-at-their-childrens-private-school-n2596680

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/15/it-may-be-news-terry-mcauliffe-virginia-parents-have-rights/

Catherine Giovannoni

An endorsement from this extremist is all anyone needs to know. Any candidate who doesn't immediately repudiate it is unfit for office.

Jeana0311

Truly!

Alsochristie

[thumbup][thumbup]

Doc Samson

@CG - Silence = consent, amiright? That's why you and yours embraced Biden's racist comments and inappropriate kid touching, yes? That's why your party support Blackface Northam and Herring, yes? That's why you held your tongue when he allowed a policy that provided a loophole so that public schools don't have to report sexual assaults, agreed? Ouch, those standards hurt... except when you double 'em... [rolleyes]

Mr Incredible

Says the person that thinks saying the Pledge of Allegiance is "fascism". Boy, I'm glad you aren't around kids anymore

Doc Samson

Excellent replies, Catherine! [lol]

Jeana0311

Winsome Sears is an extremist in every sense. Let's see if Tim Stowe starts touting this endorsement. I suspect not.

GreaterThanScott

Seems that Jeana0311 is the local Democrats troll to track Tim Stowe on this website. Just come here and throw out insults, misinformation and name calling. It is the liberal calling card during elections and they choose one person to troll each candidate on the Star's website. Good job Jeana0311, your liberal handlers will be proud of today's hit job!!

TheOneAndOnlyNuri

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GreaterThanScott

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Jeana0311

Thanks, deep thinker! Ya figured out our grand and nefarious plan.

GreaterThanScott

It isn't difficult, you all just come on here and shout insults and never provide what your candidate will offer.

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