“How dare you pretend that students who manage to be in the top 3% academically among seniors nationwide have not achieved an accomplishment of which they should be enormously proud?”
As of last week, there were three Virginia schools which have withheld merit awards from students in the name of equity. Now there are seven.
🚨 Today, at least four more high schools in Fairfax County have admitted to not telling students their national merit recognition in time for important college scholarship and admissions deadlines. This brings the total to SEVEN FCPS high schools not notifying students @7NewsDC
— Nick Minock (@NickMinock) January 14, 2023
WJLA News reports:
4 more Fairfax County schools failed to tell students about national merit awards
Four more Fairfax County schools failed to tell students about national merit award recognition in a timely fashion, 7News learned Friday.
Edison High School in Alexandria, along with Lewis High School, West Potomac High School and Annandale High School announced on their website that notifications did not go out on time last fall.
“As part of our ongoing review of FCPS practices, it has come to light that notifications to Edison High School students designated as Commended Students this past fall were also delayed,” Edison Principal Pamela Brumfield said. “While we were able to mark this achievement with a celebration of these students in late November, the notifications happened later than we had hoped.”
The teachers and administrators who are doing this are putting their obsession with social justice ahead of the future of these students. It’s selfish, not to mention completely unprofessional.
Parents are not happy about this and who can blame them?
The Fairfax County Times reports:
Fairfax County Parents Association blasts leaders: ‘How dare you tell students that their hard work doesn’t matter?
With four more school principals confessing they withheld National Merit awards from students, bringing the total to seven schools so far, the Fairfax County Parents Association sent the school district, state and local leaders a scathing letter, calling them out for saying that the awards “don’t matter.”
“You should hang your heads in shame,” the parents’ group, a nonpartisan volunteer grassroots organization, wrote in a letter published late Saturday morning…
In its letter, the parents’ group asked state and local leaders, “How dare you tell students that their hard work doesn’t matter? How dare you pretend that students who manage to be in the top 3% academically among seniors nationwide have not achieved an accomplishment of which they should be enormously proud? How dare you tell these students – most of whom do not come from wealth – that it doesn’t matter whether they are able to note this achievement on college applications, or applications for academic scholarships that could help pay for college?”
🚨See FCPA's stmnt on the cover up of student awards, showing @fcpsnews "has lost its way, putting a commitment to academic excellence last on its priorities list and even working against academics and merit where it means hard-working students could achieve 'unequal outcomes.'" pic.twitter.com/89jvialU6B
— Fairfax County Parents Association (@FFXParentsAssoc) January 14, 2023
This is all about equity. Ace of Spades recently made a great point about this:
Equity, for those of you not up-to-date on Marxist euphemisms, is not “equality.” Equity means ensuring equal outcomes, by artificially advantaging some races or artificially disadvantaging other races. Whatever it takes to get an “equitable” outcome.
And now three more high schools are deliberately hiding accolades from students so that they do not have advantages over other students in college applications.
When will it stop?
It will not stop until Virginia makes these people subject to personal lawsuit or even criminal prosecution.
Ace is right. The parents of these kids should seek legal counsel.DONATE
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