Parent: 'I Can't Afford Cri$tol and Dor$ey on the County Board'
I'm a parent of two children who attend Arlington Public Schools.
Yes, hundreds of APS students aren't legally Arlington residents. Neither parent lives here. The all-Democrat School Board, Arlington Education Association, and apparently the County Board, go along with this. We are afraid to say anything, though we see the parents driving kids to Campbell School from Fairfax County.
But what is really disconcerting is that virtually everyone who is in a decision-making position in this County is promoting "Growth for the Sake of Growth".
What does it matter if we have Taj Mahal schools if, a few years after they're constructed, my kids are placed in trailer classrooms? What does it matter if there are 23, rather than 22, students in a classroom?
The Democrats want to grow Arlington by 66,000 by 2040. They also want massive amounts of expensive so-called "affordable housing" which typically costs $250,000 per unit to construct.
Looks as though we are going to face some steep tax increases to pay for "Growth for the Sake of Growth". Endorsed by Katie Cristol and Christian Dorsey.
Well, I'm sorry, I need to save for my kids' college education. Looks to me Katie Cristol is out to make some money through her educational consulting and Christian Dorsey will be good chums with the "affordable housing" providers. Mike McMenamin says he won't cut anything.
Bottom line for my family - we can't afford to elect Christian Dorsey and Katie Cristol to the County Board.
I'm voting for Audrey Clement.
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