The inequities relative to Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Virginia continue in 2021.
Little, if anything, has EVER been done by the state for Virginia Union, Hampton, and Virginia University of Lynchburg.
Jim Dyke, my Secretary of Education, and I wrote a letter to Ralph Northam and the a bipartisan group of legislative leaders in June 2021.
Free to Learn Action (FTL Action) released a TV advertisement today highlighting policy positions of former Governor Terry McAuliffe that would sideline parents as they work to maintain their influence on what their children learn and are exposed to in school.
The ad highlights the devastating consequences of allowing partisan political agendas to seep into schools while also undermining parents’ roles in their child’s education.
For months, for months, we’ve seen chaos seep into our schools, escalating into violence. Violence in our schools that lack security. A new instance each week until the unthinkable happened: Virginia – and America – awoke to the news that a young teenage girl had been sexually assaulted in her Loudoun County school – and worse, the school administrators covered it up, and Loudoun’s commonwealth attorney targeted the victim’s family.
Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin will make a “major announcement” Tuesday night at the Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Youngkin will highlight the failure of Virginia’s school system and offer his vision to make our schools worthy of our children. Register now (at no cost) to attend this big event!
Virginia ended Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 with a record-breaking budget surplus of $2.6 billion. (Virginia’s budget year, or fiscal year, is from July 1 to June 30.) Virginia Governor Ralph Northam stated that the surplus was due to Virginia’s great business climate, pointing out that CNBC ranked Virginia as the #1 state for being business friendly. Not everyone agrees with CNBC. The Virginia Industry Foundation last November ranked Virginia as #11.
Scores of parents rallied Thursday night outside Luther Jackson Middle School, where the Fairfax County School Board held a meeting. Their stated cause was to “eliminate porn” from county schools, following a local mother’s bombshell revelations about “X-rated” materials in public, government-run school libraries.
County parents in attendance made clear they would not be intimidated by Attorney General Merrick Garland’s insinuations that critics of rogue school boards are “domestic terrorists.”
From its headquarters here on Duke Street, just north on the Potomac River from George Washington’s Mt. Vernon home, the National School Boards Association declared war on an unexpected enemy that has been the fabric of America since its birth hundreds of years ago: parents.
In a September 30 letter to President Joe Biden, the National School Boards Association sent a vitriolic missive to the president, with a laundry list of allegations…
Political outsider, successful business leader, and Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin’s campaign announced today the launch of a seven-figure statewide TV ad campaign highlighting Terry McAuliffe’s shocking statement at the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce debate this week: “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
For years New York City spent over $65 million annually to pay the salaries of hundreds of teachers to spend the day in “rubber rooms” passing the time doing anything from napping to playing cards. Protected by a union contract with the city, these teachers were sent to the “rubber rooms” while the process to remove them for alleged misconduct or poor performance stretched out for months to a decade. On October 5th the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on whether the County will open itself to the same situation…
In Hudson, Ohio, several days ago, Mayor Craig Shubert addressed the School Board. “It has come to my attention that your educators are distributing essentially what is child pornography in the classroom,” he said. “I’ve spoken to a judge this evening, she’s already confirmed that, so I’m going to give you a simple choice. You either choose to resign from this board of education or you will be charged. Thank you.”
Schubert then walked away to riotous cheers from a crowd of outraged parents.