New “Equity Policy” for Fairfax Schools

The Fairfax County School Board began to develop an “anti-racism, anti-bias” policy in 2020.  The process seemed to take a back seat to other initiatives in 2021.  Now, however, the proposal is being revived, renamed as an “equity policy.” The planned scope of the policy, and the process for drafting and considering it, was discussed…

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Fairfax Schools Monitor Sues Fairfax Schools, Round 2

Freedom of Information

Fairfax Schools Monitor has just filed a new lawsuit against the Fairfax County School Board.  It challenges the Board’s improper assertion of “attorney-client privilege” to withhold documents requested under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). During the past few months, we have been seeking documents relating to the development of the School Board’s “Anti-Racism,…

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Saga of the Controversial Issues Policy — Part 5

I had intended this post to be an analysis and critique of the Fairfax County School Board’s proposed revision of its Controversial Issues Policy and Regulation (“Policy”).  That’s not possible, however, because a committee of the Board is still tinkering with the language.  Therefore, this post will only provide a brief summary of the process…

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The School Board Is Intentionally Violating Established Policy

Controversial Issues Policy

Introduction This is the 4th post in a series about the Controversial Issues Policy of the Fairfax County School Board. As outlined earlier, the Board undertook a program in 2020 to implement significant changes in its curricula.  The intent was to put “equity” at the center of everything. The Board recognized at the outset that…

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Saga of the “Controversial Issues Policy — Part 3

Controversial Issues Policy

Introduction As explained in the previous two posts, the Fairfax County School Board decided eighteen months ago, in September 2020, to revise its long-standing Controversial Issues Policy.  This was deemed necessary so that teachers could indoctrinate their students with  “anti-racist” ideas about “power,” “privilege,” “systemic racism,” “identity,” and “equity.” This post discusses the development of…

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Saga of the “Controversial Issues Policy” — Part 2

Controversial Issues Policy

Introduction This post is a continuation of the analysis begun in “Saga of the ‘Controversial Issues Policy’” — Part 1,” March 23, 2022. This post demonstrates that in 2020-21, when the School Board was considering its new race-centric curricula, it was aware that its plans would violate the school system’s long-standing Controversial Issues Policy, and,…

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Saga of the “Controversial Issues Policy” — Part 1

Controversial Issues Policy

The Fairfax County School Board has had a Controversial Issues Policy for many years.  It requires teachers to be objective and nonpartisan if controversial issues arise in their classrooms.  The text of the Policy is HERE.   It seems sensible to have such a policy; right?  Otherwise, our schools could be a means by which those…

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