For the Fairfax County School Board (FCSB), awash in federal impact funds, perhaps an emergency meeting is in order.
The members may wish to consider a brilliant piece by former Wall Street Journal reporter Asra Q. Nomani on October 31: The War on Asians, the Death of Meritocracy, and Assault on STEM. They should read particularly closely her section on the “National War on Asians”.
Virginia Delegate Glenn Davis, now a candidate for lieutenant governor, joined the Fairfax GOP live on Facebook last week. In a wide-ranging conversation with the Fairfax GOP’s Vinson Palathingal and Srilekha Palle, the candidate shared his vision of reform.
Davis stressed the need for Republicans to reach out to lower-income and minority communities, with a message of hope and opportunity: “We’re the party that believes everyone is entitled to the same quality of education, regardless of ZIP code!”
Many years ago, schools in my home state of California used to celebrate two of our greatest presidents’ birthdays, February 12 for Abraham Lincoln and February 22 for George Washington, as holidays. Children would learn stories about how a poor boy who grew up in a log cabin became the president who held our nation together against all odds, and about a surveyor, soldier, planter who risked everything to bring our great nation into being.
The Fairfax GOP is now collecting donations to purchase meals for the National Guard troops stationed in Washington, D.C. If you would like to join our effort and contribute financially, please CLICK HERE.
To drop off donations of individually wrapped snacks, our office will be open this week, Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 1 PM. Please, NO DRINKS.
The deadline for donations is 2/21 and the food will be delivered on 2/28.
Former Virginia Delegate Winsome Sears joined the Fairfax GOP Saturday night, live on Facebook, for a robust discussion of the issues facing our state.
Now one of several GOP candidates for lieutenant governor, Sears outlined her views on subjects ranging from immigration to jobs to education reform.
Legislation that would have entered Virginia into a compact with other states to ensure the president of the United States is elected by popular vote has been dropped from consideration because the Senate did not have enough votes to pass it.
Senate Bill 1101 would have entered Virginia into a compact with other states that agreed to pledge their Electoral College delegates to the candidate who won the national popular vote, regardless of how the state voted.
Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge John Tran denied a request by 15 local parents to force Fairfax County Public Schools to reinstate race-blind, merit-based admissions tests to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, America’s No. 1 high school, but clearly stood on the side of the parents in their noble defense of gifted education and the value of merit-based admissions.
The decision is a blow to the future of the school as a place that nurtures the area’s top science, technology, engineering and math students, as local educrats replace the test…
The Arlington Parent Coalition’s Kristen Allen joined WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program to break down Virginia’s new, draft guidelines for transgender ideology in government-run “public” schools.
“In 2018, the chair of an advocacy group for transgenders (GLSEN) told the Washington Post that Virginia and California were going to be laboratories in which they tested fairly radical policies,” Allen noted.
Approaching its ironically-timed Groundhog Day “Return to School Working Session,” FCPS released on Friday a presentation that reveals yet again that the principal factor in the inability to open schools is not about metrics, or community spread of a virus, but the chronic inability of FCPS to manage its staff, and the apparent unwillingness of many staff to return to work. The presentation already sets up the game board for the inevitable “pause” for all students in grades 3-12 in Fairfax County…
Virginia Delegate Kirk Cox joined the Fairfax GOP Saturday night, live on Facebook, for a robust discussion of the issues facing our state. Delegate Cox, one of several candidates for the Virginia GOP’s gubernatorial nomination, shared his views on subjects ranging from jobs to housing to education reform.
A former teacher, Delegate Cox authored a budget amendment called the Reimbursement for Education Access Decisions (READ) Fund…
On January 26, 2021, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt the Trust Policy which will prohibit the county’s law enforcement personnel from cooperating with federal immigration agents. All nine Democrat supervisors voted in favor of the new policy, while the lone Republican supervisor opposed it. The intended purpose of this policy is to reduce fears of being deported among individuals residing in Fairfax County illegally when they seek public assistance.
Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts joined WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program Wednesday, to break down the latest failures of state and local Democrat officials — from law enforcement to vaccination to K-12 education.
Knotts’s WMAL interview came on the heels of news that Fairfax County formally became a sanctuary jurisdiction for unlawful migrants. “The Democrats are picking which laws they’d like to enforce and which ones they don’t,” Knotts said.