Fairfax GOP Endorses Commonsense, Reform-Minded School Board Candidates
Voting members of the Fairfax GOP filled the room last night to consider endorsements in Fairfax County’s critical races for school board. After the votes were tallied, the following endorsees were announced:
– Cassandra Aucoin (At-Large)
– Saundra Davis (At-Large)
– Priscilla DeStefano (Braddock District)
– Paul Bartkowski (Dranesville District)
– Harry Jackson (Hunter Mill District)
– Kristin Ball (Mason District)
– Stori Zimmerman (Mount Vernon District)
– Tony Sabio (Providence District)
– Debra Tisler (Springfield District)
– Cindy Walsh (Sully District)
Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts congratulated the newly-endorsed candidates in a tweet last night: “We added 13 great candidates to our roster tonight who are bringing fresh ideas to Fairfax County — on to victory in November!”
Latest TJ High School Scandal Draws National Outrage
Fairfax County’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) is in the news again — this time for withholding awards from students, all in the name of “equity.” Investigative journalist Asra Nomani called local and national attention to this latest scandal, first uncovered by TJ mom Shawna Yashar.
“For years, two administrators at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) have been withholding notifications of National Merit awards from the school’s families, most of them Asian, thus denying students the right to use those awards to boost their college-admission prospects and earn scholarships,” Nomani wrote in City Journal.
Fairfax GOP Condemns Rushed Vote for New Schools Chief
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
FAIRFAXXX: County Library Features Obscene Books in “Holiday Display”
Fairfax County’s Dolley Madison Library recently showcased two highly controversial books — “Gender Queer” and “Lawn Boy” — alongside the Bible in a “holiday reading display.” Fairfax County’s school board is currently engulfed in controversy surrounding “Gender Queer” and “Lawn Boy” in district libraries.
According to detractors, “Gender Queer” and “Lawn Boy,” which include sexually vulgar passages and images, do not belong in school libraries. Fairfax County Public Schools, however, defends them as “diverse reading materials that reflect our student population.”
Glenn Youngkin, America’s “Parent Champion”
It is my honor to name our first recipient of our Parent Champion Award. We have established this award to honor someone who has gone above and beyond in championing the rights of parents in their children’s lives.
There is a parable that says “For such a time as this…” a leader emerges, prepared for the moment by all of that person’s life experiences before.
JACKSON: Dems Don’t Own Our Votes!
Fairfax County father Harry Jackson appears in a new ad, urging fellow Virginians of color to vote Winsome Sears for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. His message follows:
“Why do Democrat politicians think students of color can only succeed by lowering the bar?
“Instead of eliminating merit-based requirements for Governor’s Schools like Thomas Jefferson, why not create more schools like TJ throughout Virginia?
Let Us Live — And Win!
Harry Jackson, the first Black president-elect of the PTSA at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, stood before a crowd of parents here at Luther Jackson Middle School last week to oppose the divisive ideology of critical race theory that has put forward flawed policies in K-12 schools across the country, including separating students into racial “affinity spaces” and eliminating merit admissions to TJ, America’s No. 1 high school.
Across the circular driveway, outside the front doors of the school, the first vice president of the Fairfax NAACP, Michelle Leete
WATCH: Harry Jackson Decries TJ’s “Anti-Asian” Admissions Scheme
Harry Jackson, whose son attends Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology (“TJ”), is blasting the magnet school’s new, “anti-Asian” admissions scheme. “TJ is 79 percent Asian,” Jackson notes. “Their new admissions process, with surgical precision, targets the Asian community, reducing their numbers down to 40 percent. This is called racial discrimination, and it is wrong.”
LISTEN: Larry O’Connor Interviews Harry Jackson
Concerned parent Harry Jackson joined WMAL’s Larry O’Connor Show last week, to discuss the Fairfax County School Board’s ongoing war on Thomas Jefferson School of Science and Technology (affectionately known as “TJ”). Jackson recently authored a Washington Post op-ed blasting “paternalistic White liberals” who “don’t think Black and Hispanic students have what it takes to compete on merit”
PETITION: FCPS Must Discipline Radical, “Hate-Filled” Teacher
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…