Sacred Texts — Part 2 — Rachna Sizemore Heizer

A previous article on this site noted that a member of the Fairfax County School Board, Karl Frisch, took his oath of office in December on a stack of controversial, sex-themed books, thereby sending an in-your-face message to the community about his ideology and priorities.  See “Karl Frisch’s Sacred Texts.“ Mr. Frisch was not the only…

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Beware the Social Studies Curriculum — Part 2

Documents obtained under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act reveal a disturbing ideological bias in the social studies curricula of Fairfax County public high schools (FCPS). The first article on this subject, which is HERE, discloses that after the current School Board took office in 2020, the curricula were extensively revised to view history and government…

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Beware the Social Studies Curriculum! — Part I

As a new academic year begins, Fairfax County citizens should be aware of what our children will be taught in the public schools. Particular attention should be given to the social studies curriculum.  It is not a straightforward education about history and government.  It is agenda-driven, emphasizing a viewpoint supported by “progressives” and race-theory advocates. …

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FCPS Consideration of “Equity Policy” Coming Soon

A proposed “Equity Policy” for the Fairfax County Public School system (FCPS) will be considered by the county School Board at a work session on June 20 and will come up for final approval at the Board’s June 26 meeting, just five weeks from now.  This is despite the fact that a draft of the…

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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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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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School Board Meeting — March 10

Last night’s meeting of the Fairfax County School Board was noteworthy in that most of the speakers during the Community Participation segment, as well as most others in the audience, were critics of School Board policies and actions.  This isn’t always the case.  Activists on the left often make their presence felt to a greater…

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Fairfax School Board Defends Race-Centric Curriculum — Continued

"Social Justice"

Introduction The most recent post on this site reported on speeches by members of the Fairfax County School Board in defense of their new social studies curriculum, which focuses relentlessly on issues of race, power, bias and identity.  See “Fairfax School Board Defends Race-Centric Curriculum,” February 12, 2022. This post analyzes and critiques the comments of the…

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