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Fairfax County’s Public Schools Have Codified a Secret, Discriminatory Hierarchy

Stephanie Lundquist-Arora | May 17, 2024 (Washington Examiner) — The terms “marginalized group” and “protected class” are being used to hold some students’ interests, access to resources, and safety above others in Fairfax County’s public schools. Earlier this week, I requested information from Nardos King, the district’s chief equity officer, about the definitions and operationalization details for the […]

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Why Are Fairfax County’s Public Schools Trying to Groom Our Kids?

Stephanie Lundquist-Arora | May 15, 2024 (Washington Examiner) — On May 9, Fairfax County’s school board held its regular meeting during which the board was scheduled to discuss the recommendations of its appointed Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee, or FLECAC. Fairfax County’s school board members, however, skipped the vote on the committee’s recommended changes to

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Officials Ignore Biases Against Jewish Students in Fairfax County Public Schools

Stephanie Lundquist-Arora | April 30, 2024 (Washington Examiner) — Members of the Fairfax County School Board only seem to be concerned with students’ and teachers’ “inherent biases” when they are against pre-approved groups. It seems that Jewish students are not among them. According to the Anti-Defamation League, antisemitic incidents are increasing across the country. From 2022 to 2023, ADL reports a 135% increase

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No Surprise: Thomas Jefferson High School’s National Ranking Falls Again

(Washington Examiner) — It is not surprising that Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, or TJ, has fallen again in the 2024 U.S. News World Report’s ranking of best public high schools. This year, TJ is ranked 14th, down from 5th in 2023, and 1st for three years before that. Its premier ranking occurred when Fairfax County’s only

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No Wonder America’s Children Are Fleeing Public Schools

Stephanie Lundquist-Arora | April 24, 2024 (Washington Examiner) — On April 11, a public school in DeWitt, Michigan, sent a letter home with its first grade students notifying parents about a plan to teach the 6-year-old children about gender ideology. Not only is this topic a reprehensible overreach of government-funded schools, but it is extremely

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Gender Activists Have No Intention of Following the Science on Child Transitions

Stephanie Lundquist-Arora | April 18, 2024 (Washington Examiner) — In the face of overwhelming evidence showing the harm of transitioning gender-confused children, an LGBT organization is scheduled to host a transgender camp in Arlington, Virginia, this summer for children as young as 6 years old. Last week, the United Kingdom’s National Health Service released a report criticizing the use

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Virginia’s Public Schools Need to Stay in Their Lane Regarding Student Absences

Stephanie Lundquist-Arora | April 11, 2024 (The Washington Examiner) — This weekend, as we sat on the sidelines of our children’s lacrosse game, a mother told me about an incident at her son’s Fairfax County public school. When her mother, the student’s grandmother, went into his school late to sign in her grandson following his doctor’s appointment, the administrative assistant looked

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Fairfax County Mocks Christians by Designating Easter as Transgender Visibility Day

Stephanie Lundquist-Arora | March 26, 2024 (Washington Examiner) — Last week, Democrats on Fairfax County‘s board of supervisors voted to designate Easter Sunday as Transgender Visibility Day. The proclamation goes far beyond the supposed intent of making transgender people and gender ideology activists feel seen. Members of the board are also sending a message to Christians that they do not

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Loudoun County School Board Members Are Fighting Against Transparency

Stephanie Lundquist-Arora | March 21, 2024 (Washington Examiner) — Last week, the Loudoun County, Virginia, School Board voted against transparency when members decided to turn off the cameras during public comment. The decision was made along party lines, with the six Democratic-endorsed members voting to turn off the cameras, and the three Republican-endorsed and independent members voting in

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Fairfax County Public Schools Deceives Taxpayers

Legal Fees, Per-Pupil Costs Soar Stephanie Lundquist-Arora | March 19, 2024 (Washington Examiner) — As Fairfax County Public Schools increases its budget to $3.8 billion, up 8.6% from fiscal 2024, taxpayers have been put on notice that they will be hit with more property tax increases. Fairfax County residents’ property tax bills are expected to increase again

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