No one could blame the average person whose eyes glaze over at hearing that in this first day in office, President Biden signed a barrage of executive orders (EOs). Yet, the U.S. Department of Education is using two of these executive orders, 12866 and 13563, which on the face have the stated purpose of modernizing regulatory review, to push critical race theory in our local schools.
In response to another year where a miniscule number of Black and Hispanic students were admitted to the incoming class at Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology (“TJ”), Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Scott Brabrand is proposing to scrap the entrance exams and teacher recommendations and admit 80% of TJ’s students by lottery. The other 20% would be admitted on vague criteria
Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology (TJ), ranked as the nation’s #1 high school by U.S. News and World Report, is in the crosshairs of the Virginia Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni, and Fairfax County Public School Superintendent, Scott Brabrand. Lamentably, yet again, a miniscule number of Black and Hispanic students were admitted to TJ’s freshman class.
Over the summer, Secretary Qarni convened a secretive “task force” to sketch out their preferred solutions.
Still reeling from months of isolation and difficulties caused by the lackluster roll out of remote learning last Spring, many parents put on a brave face. They endured, fully assuming remote learning was a short-term blip that would soon end. However, the situation has become more dire with the majority of public schools across the Commonwealth using remote learning for the foreseeable future…
Superintendent Scott Brabrand served on a statewide taskforce that waived school district accreditation for the 2021-2022 school year! Let that sink in. As the largest school district in the Commonwealth of Virginia, I can only imagine the outside influence FCPS brought to bear on this decision.
Why is this significant? As the Virginia Department of Education’s (DOE) website describes, the Standards of Accreditation regulations “establish the state accountability system for the Commonwealth’s public schools and set the requirements students must meet to earn a high school diploma.”
At-large school board candidate Vinson Xavier Palathingal was on WMAL’s Larry O’Connor show today.
Along with GOP-endorsed at-large candidates Cheryl Buford and Priscilla DeStefano, Vinson is determined to focus the school board on core educational issues
Reception to support Cheryl Buford, at-large candidate for School Board, 11534 Brockman Lane, Great Falls, VA, 29 September, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Evening Reception for Cheryl Buford, School Board At-Large Candidate with Former Congressman Frank R. Wolf
Reception for Cheryl Buford, At-Large candidate for the Fairfax County School Board
on Monday, July 22, 2019
Meet special guest, Former Congressman Frank R. Wolf
Home of Matt Truong and Dianne Pham
600 Utterback Story Road
Great Falls, VA 22066
There they go again. More school name changes; cutting out the public’s voice; and planning boundary policy changes with their partisan agenda.
Billions of dollars of our money is being spent by people on the Fairfax County School Board who do not possess any commonsense views, ethics or values