Chairman Tim Hannigan Calls for Higher Standards, Return to Basics
Fairfax GOP Chairman Tim Hannigan strongly condemned the use of “vile, anti-Semitic imagery,” after it was revealed that a county high school teacher lauded her student’s drawing of a “hook-nosed” Jewish man holding a bag of money.
“I blame the adults involved,” Mr. Hannigan said today. “The use of vile, anti-Semitic imagery should never be encouraged. Our public schools obviously need to raise their moral standards.”
According to online reports, the student received a “Scholastic Art Award” for the drawing, which depicts classic anti-Semitic tropes. The classroom teacher reportedly defended her student’s work, claiming it was meant to criticize President Donald Trump.
“From Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to Virginia’s own Leslie Cockburn and Ibraheem Samirah, we have seen a virulent strain of anti-Semitism take hold on the Left,” Mr. Hannigan lamented.
“In this particular case, a high school art teacher seems to have allowed her political views to override her common sense,” Mr. Hannigan said. “Nobody on the Left or the Right should be misusing the public schools to advance their own ideological agenda.”