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Education is the place for The Tentacle readers to learn about what is happening in their child’s classroom.  We publish what other media is too afraid to talk about.  Our agenda is looking out for what is in your child’s best interests and the interest of you, the parents and guardians.

Board of Education Candidate – Paulette Anders

You may recall in April of this year The Tentacle sent out a questionnaire to all the Board of Education candidates with 19 questions. When Mrs. Anders became an official candidate for the BoE we extended her the same courtesy. Sue Johnson was the only candidate who responded then and Paulette Anders responds very timely now.

Remember the Time Lois Jarman Wanted to Write a School Policy She, Herself Didn’t...

On November 9, 2019 around 1:44 pm Board of Education member Lois Jarman was using her cell phone while driving west on Shepherdstown Pike when she rear-ended another car. The impact forced that car into oncoming traffic injuring another family.

Republican Club of Frederick County Endorses Write-In Candidate Paulette Anders for Board of Education

After putting out their initial endorsements on October 21, the Republican Club of Frederick County has recently added to their list of endorsements Paulette Anders for the Board of Education. Ms. Anders is the write-in candidate The Tentacle wrote about on October 19, 2020.

Throwing Darts at the Board of Education

Take a quick scroll around Facebook and Twitter and you might learn a few things about the state of public education. If the virus from Wuhan has any positives, it’s that it’s unmasked a few myths

Results – Summary of FCPS Reopening Survey Data

With the growing concern over getting our children back in school as quickly as possible I have been seeing more parents asking what the results to the Reopening Parent Survey were. The Tentacle provides you with two images from the five-page survey results as shared during the July 29, 2020 Board of Education Meeting.

Frederick Parents Unite to Bring Back Fall Sports and Open Schools

As we head into week three of virtual distance learning, a group of Frederick County parents have started a Facebook Group worthy of joining – FCPS MD H.S. Parents Unite to Bring Back Fall Sports.

Should K-12 classrooms teach from the 1619 Project?

The New York Times’s 1619 Project is coming under renewed scrutiny as the latest flashpoint in the heated cultural battles over education policy. For the past year the Times, through a partnership with the Pulitzer Center,has aggressively pushed state and local school boards to adopt its controversial readings about slavery and American history as part of their K-12 school curricula.

Do Black Americans Really Want to Defund the Police?

The media and the left in general tell us that black Americans want to “defund the police.” But is it true? The story goes that the police are violent against black Americans and that’s the motive behind the defund the police movement. But a recent survey tells a different story.

Marxist Takeover Of Public Education

As full virtual learning is rolling out in Frederick County, PLEASE take this opportunity given you to view your child’s online lessons. If there is a silver lining to the hysterical over-reaction to the pandemic, let it be it gave us all a glimpse behind the education curtain.

With Trepidation the Frederick County Public School Year Begins

Ready or not, the 2020-21 Frederick County Public School year begins on August 31st. At the 9th hour Board member Elizabeth Barrett sent out a Tweet on the morning of August 26th requesting a one-week delay. Board president, Brad Young disagreed.