Category: Op/EdBy: vic-eldred • last year • 26 comments
It had to happen. After Virginia schools delayed notifying students they had received merit awards and then falsely claimed it was a "mistake," the Virginia AG Jason Miyares has announced that he is launching a civil rights investigation into seven Virginia schools. This was no mistake. This was that progressive nonsense about "equity" and not having people feel bad while screwing the smarter children that worked hard.
The schools that withheld awards from top-performing students included Annandale, West Potomac, John R. Lewis, Edison, Thomas Jefferson for Science and Technology, Westfield, and Langley High, according to the Daily Mail. Some of the schools, like Thomas Jefferson, eventually notified students but waited until after important deadlines for college scholarships had passed.
National merit awards are among the most prestigious honors a high school student can receive, with just 50,000 students from the top 1.5 million PSAT scores receiving them.
Miyares estimated roughly a thousand students have been affected by the decision to delay notification of merit awards.
"Education is the doorway to the American dream. And we know there's at least one Virginia college that we know of that will give a full four-year ride if you're a National Merit Award recipient. And so that's close to $100,000 of benefits that a student could have applied for," Miyares said."
Loudoun County Public Schools Acting Superintendent (& probably next to be removed Daniel Smith) admitted that four schools failted to tell students that they had won the awards. It's funny how straightforward people can be after they get caught.
"The prestigious awards are only given to 50,000 of 1.5million high schoolers who score well on the PSATS – and can help students compete for scholarships, honors accolades, and college admissions.
Republican GOP Governor Glenn Youngkin slammed the decision made by the school as 'maniacal,' with the AG saying students have been punished in the name of 'equity'."
The prestigious awards are only given to 50,000 of 1.5million high schoolers who score well on the PSATS – and can help students compete for scholarships, honors accolades, and college admissions."
Progressives have infiltrated the Virginia school system. They need to be prosecuted just like what was done with the former Loudoun County superintendent Scott Siegler who was fired on December 6 after being indicted by a Virginia grand jury after reports show he had 'lied' about sexual assaults.