As reported in several prior posts on this site, the Fairfax County School Board paid Ibram X. Kendi $20,000 for a one-hour Zoom appearance in August 2020 at the kick-off session for the school year. Fairfax County schools spent an additional $44,000 to purchase his books.
Fairfax Schools Monitor wanted to see what the school officials said about Kendi, and what words of wisdom he conveyed, that warranted paying him $333.33 per minute. (Not a bad rate of pay for someone who preaches that to love capitalism is to love racism!)
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.
The Fairfax GOP is blasting last night’s rushed vote of the county school board to hire Michelle Reid as the district’s new superintendent. Reid currently leads the struggling Northshore School District in Washington State. She was hired last night by Fairfax County Public Schools in a 9 to 3 board vote.
“The selection of Michelle Reid — like the selection process itself — is further evidence of the sheer contempt school board members have for the students, parents, and taxpayers of Fairfax County. Particularly stunning is the fact that Dr. Reid’s Northshore School District was among the very last in Washington State to reopen
Richmond, VA – Attorney General Miyares today announced he is leading an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court against the discriminatory and illegal admissions process at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax, Virginia.
Attorney General Miyares filed an amicus brief against the discriminatory and illegal admission process at Thomas Jefferson High School. The Attorney General is fighting against this unconstitutional policy because it unfairly punishes Asian American students due to their race.
The Office of the Attorney General will always fight for the equal protection and treatment of Virginians and therefore believes the Fairfax County School Board’s request to reinstate the discriminatory admission process should be denied.
Luke Rosiak, author of Race to the Bottom: Uncovering the Secret Forces Destroying American Public Education, joined WMAL’s O’Connor & Company last week to discuss a variety of new developments on the K-12 education front. One topic discussed was Fairfax County Public Schools’ new “controversial issues” policy.
“For all of recent history, the controversial issues policy has been, if you’re going to teach issues, teach them with objectivity, fairness, accuracy, and relevance,” Rosiak explained. “Yesterday, the school board took a black marker and crossed out those words — ‘objectivity,’ ‘fairness,’ and ‘accuracy’
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).
The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has filed a civil rights complaint against Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) in Virginia, alleging longstanding antisemitism problems there that FCPS officials have failed to address, in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. The complaint, against one of the largest school districts in the U.S., was filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights on January 25, 2022.
The ZOA’s complaint documents year of antisemitism in the schools, which FCPS officials knew about but did not respond to effectively.