Being a parent of a publicly schooled child in Loudoun County, Virginia, must be a fun thing right now.
If you knew about Loudoun County before earlier this month, it was likely because you lived in the area. Or perhaps you’re a listicle enthusiast who happened upon the fact that the exurban Washington, D.C.-area county is the richest in the United States, with a median household income of $142,299.
Maybe you remember the tale of the Loudoun County woman who lost her job for flipping off then-President Donald Trump on her bicycle in 2017, who netted more than $142,000 from a GoFundMe campaign and used the publicity to run for — and win — a local government office.
The point is, Loudoun County is really rich and really crazy. That rich-and-crazy combo went national a few weeks ago when the county’s schools put into motion a concatenation of events that ended