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.
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.
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.
Fairfax County “Mama Bear” Asra Nomani recently joined WABC’s “This Is America with Rich Valdes” to discuss the increasing use of divisive, neo-Marxist critical race theory (CRT) in the nation’s schools. “There is a political machine that wants to control the schools and thus the kids,” Nomani said. “They have an agenda that is not in sync with the parents.”
Much of the conversation focused on the battle over merit versus race-based admissions to Fairfax County’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (“TJ”).
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).
In fall 2020, Fairfax County, Va., school board members said the quiet part out loud.
As school district officials engineered race-based admissions changes to America’s No. 1 high school, to increase the numbers of Black and Hispanic students, school board member Abrar Omeish sent board member Stella Pekarsky a text, saying: “I mean there has been an anti asian feel underlying some of this, hate to say it lol,” using the acronym for “laughing out loud.”
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?
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.”