Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology’s discriminatory admissions process will continue as litigation against the high school proceeds, after the Supreme Court declined an emergency application from the Coalition for TJ to vacate an appeals court stay in the case.
This decision comes as thousands of eighth-graders await an acceptance letter from the nation’s top-ranked school.
A coalition of parents, alumni and community members filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court to vacate the Fourth Circuit’s stay in the coalition’s lawsuit challenging the admissions process at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ).
The coalition’s lawsuit asserts that the admissions process specifically aims to reduce the number of Asian American students admitted to TJ in violation of their constitutional rights.
Today, a federal judge ruled that Fairfax County school officials violated the law by changing admissions requirements at the nation’s top public school to deliberately reduce the number of Asian-American students enrolled.
Last March, a coalition of parents, students, alumni, and community members filed a lawsuit challenging admissions changes at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ).
Meet Tom Pafford, Candidate for District 38, home district of Thomas Jefferson HS for Science & Technology
Hosted by the Coalition For TJ
Guest Speaker – Ms. Clare Lopez, nationally recognized expert on Critical Race Theory (CRT),
will address the connection between politics and the admissions process at TJHSST
Tuesday, 8/3 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Political outsider, successful business leader, and Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin announced today the launch of “Educators for Youngkin,” a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and community members across Virginia that are committed to restoring excellence in education. Glenn Youngkin and the Educators for Youngkin Coalition will work to fix standards and underperformance in all Virginia schools.
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…
On December 7, 2020, Black and Brown parents — Dr. Harry Jackson and journalist, Ms. Asra Nomani, parents of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology students — filed a formal complaint with Fairfax County Public Schools…