Asra Nomani was on WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program today, discussing last night’s meeting of the Fairfax County School Board, where Superintendent Scott Brabrand unveiled his scheme to abolish merit-based, race-blind admissions standards at Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology (“TJ”).
If enacted last year, Brabrand’s scheme would have cut TJ’s Asian student body from 70 percent to 52 percent.
Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts was on Thursday’s Mornings on the Mall program, to discuss the myriad issues now plaguing Fairfax County Public Schools. “When the school board makes national headlines for the disaster they put in front of us, it’s just really disheartening,” Knotts lamented.
I don’t know about you, but I feel a bit overwhelmed by all the links I’m being sent by various groups — virtual meetings, Zoom appointments, suggested websites, etc. I know that everyone wants to help, and I am appreciative of the attempt everyone is making to continue to be connected virtually to our jobs, groups, and families. However, it is a lot to keep track of. There is so much online material…
On March 13, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) closed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak; and Governor Northam’s March 30 stay-at-home order has closed all schools in Virginia for the remainder of the academic year. One month into the coronavirus outbreak, FCPS has left parents wondering why one of the “top school districts in the country” is failing to lead the way in distance learning
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