EdNews Virginia | December 9, 2022
Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears joined Fox & Friends Thursday to discuss the ongoing controversy engulfing Loudoun County Public Schools. On Monday, a grand jury’s stinging rebuke of the embattled district was unsealed by a county judge.
Grand jurors concluded that Loudoun school administrators “failed at every juncture” in their handling of sexual assaults that occurred last year. By Tuesday night, the school district’s superintendent was fired.
“It’s about time,” Sears told Fox & Friends viewers on Thursday morning. “There was an absolute dereliction of duty. The things that happened to our children in these schools should never have happened.”
Sears believes the Loudoun grand jury’s revelations highlight the need for school choice in Virginia. “Our parents need to be able to decide where their children should go to school. It is not the right of the government. This is the new Brown versus Board of Education fight,” the lieutenant governor said.
WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH LT. GOVERNOR WINSOME SEARS: