ICYMI: Sears Renews Call for School Choice, Higher Standards
Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears is renewing her call for school choice and higher academic standards. “Parents are telling us that they want school choice,” Sears told WJLA’s Nick Minock. “They want something different.”
The lieutenant governor’s comments follow more discouraging news from Virginia’s public schools. Virginia’s Advanced Placement results slipped from 9th in the country to 11th, which Sears called “disheartening.” As recently as 2015, Virginia ranked 3rd among the states.
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.
VIDEO: GOP “Back to School” Rally
Virginia Republicans — including Governor Glenn Youngkin, Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears and Attorney General Jason Miyares — rallied for education reform Wednesday afternoon in the heart of Fairfax County. “We’ve made great strides, but we still have a lot of work to do,” Governor Youngkin said on Wednesday.
Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears stressed the need for greater educational freedom in Virginia. “This is the new Brown v. Board of Education fight,” she told Wednesday’s crowd. “School choice now!”
Attorney General Jason Miyares vowed to defend the rights of all students across the Commonwealth.
SEARS: “Every Life Is Important”
In a recent Fox News interview, Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears discussed the overturning of Roe v. Wade. “This is about protecting the innocent,” Sears said. “That is the role of government.”
INTERVIEW: Winsome Sears on School Safety
Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears joined Fox & Friends on Saturday, to discuss the urgent need to harden security at K-12 schools — and to start getting serious about the root causes of violence in our nation.
“What we do need are school resource officers,” Sears told Fox & Friends. “Let’s stop making this political.”
The Bill of Rights is not the problem, Sears reminded viewers. “We have fathers who aren’t home. We have emasculated our men.”
LG Winsome Sears Condemns Efforts to Intimidate Judges
Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears joined Thursday’s edition of Fox & Friends to discuss the Left’s efforts to harass and intimidate U.S. Supreme Court justices. “This is mob rule,” Sears lamented. “This is America, we don’t do this.”
Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano has rebuffed calls to establish security perimeters around the homes of justices who reside in the county. Sears blasted Descano as well as the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for their continued refusal to enforce Virginia law.
SEARS: Kids Belong to Families, Not the State
Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears recently joined Fox & Friends to discuss parental rights in K-12 education. “Children do belong to their parents, not the state,” Sears noted.
During her interview, Sears mentioned two laws Governor Youngkin signed into law. “One of them was that the state Board of Education would convene a panel to include parents so that they can help make decisions about what their children are going to learn and another one was that any sexually explicit materials that are going to be provided to children, parents must be notified,” the lieutenant governor said.
“Conversations that Count” with Lt. Governor Winsome Sears
Join us for a special Conversations That Count with Lt. Governor Winsome Sears!
Fairfax GOP’s Vice Chair for Strategy & Engagement, Srilekha Palle will lead the discussion on Monday, 3/21 at 6PM on our Facebook page. Please note that you do not have to have a Facebook account to watch the conversation. The video will also be posted to our YouTube page.
Winsome was first elected in 2002 to a majority Black House of Delegates district, a first for a Republican in Virginia since 1865. She is the first female Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the first Black female elected to statewide office.
ANDERSON: Commemorating Black History Month
This month, the Republican Party of Virginia proudly joins our fellow citizens to celebrate the rich history and enduring contributions of Black Americans to our great Commonwealth and nation. Black History Month is a time to celebrate and honor the accomplishments and legacies of so many African-Americans, and it is an opportunity to reflect on the struggles of so many throughout our state’s history.
In our pursuit of a more perfect union, our party will continue to stand for personal freedom as a beacon of light that signals that our beloved Commonwealth is open and welcoming to all.
ICYMI: Winsome Sears on ‘Fox News Primetime’
Virginia Lieutenant Governor-elect Winsome Sears joined Fox News Primetime last week to discuss a variety of issues facing our commonwealth and the nation, from the economy to education and more. “When you had governors deciding that certain businesses were essential and others weren’t, mostly mom and pops suffered. In the meantime, the big box stores stayed open,” Sears recalled. “Then you have to stay home with your child because the governors closed the schools, yet it’s interesting to me that private schools were able to figure out very quickly how to keep open while COVID was raging.”