Tag: School Board

The New Face of Massive Resistance — Anderson, Candland and Lawson Threaten Schools in Defense of Segregationist

The weekly Prince William Today reported in its April 29th edition that Prince William County Republican Supervisors Ruth Anderson, Pete Candland, and Jeanine Lawson have been threatening substantial reductions in school funding in response to the School Board’s recent decision to strike the name of a Virginia segregationist from a Neabsco district middle school. Other

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Are Candland and Lawson Afraid of Sawyers?

Are Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland and Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson intimidated by School Board Chair, Ryan Sawyers? Why do we ask? Sawyers has been meeting with individual supervisors to discuss the Prince William County Schools budget, which as many of our readers probably know, was unanimously approved by the School Board, 8-0, but is dependent

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Pete Candland Throws a Temper Tantrum

Many people who’ve sent a critical email to Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland have probably had this experience. What you get back is a long-winded written temper tantrum from Candland, who comes across as some elementary school kid who can’t accept anyone ever telling him that just maybe he’s done something wrong. Then, depending on the

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Godwin Conclusion — Check out the Counts

We’ve received quite a few inquiries asking for a summary of the Godwin decision at last Wednesday’s School Board meeting. As our “About Us” page notes, we’re more about pointing out hypocrisy, corruption, bigotry and the like, as opposed to reporting on the outcome of specific events. For an excellent summary of recent School Board

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Mills E. Godwin, Jr. “Navigating”

As we recently reported, Delegate Rich Anderson (R-51) on March 16, 2016, asserted that Mills E. Godwin, Jr., deserved to be honored with the name of a school because he “navigated a very dark period in American history.”  Godwin was an acknowledged leader in Virginia’s “Massive Resistance” movement to the Supreme Court and Federal Government’s

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School Board Member’s Family Subjected to Racist Threat

The ugly specter of racism emerged from the sewer again in Prince William County, this time to threaten the family of Potomac District School Board representative, Justin Wilk.  Mr. Wilk’s wife recently found in the family’s mailbox a Confederate flag with the words “N*$%&R LOVER” painted on it in black lettering.  Wilk has confirmed the

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Tracy Conroy Secretly Tapes Conversation

In an unfortunate development in the public integrity arena, the Muckraker has learned that Tracy Conroy, 2015 School Board Chair candidate, surreptitiously taped a telephone conversation with Potomac District School Board representative Justin Wilk.  Mr. Wilk learned of the personal violation when Conroy posted details of their conversation on Facebook and acknowledged her use of

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