• Virginia parents outraged at high school withholding merit awards in na

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Tue Jan 3 10:21:05 2023
    By Kristen Altus
    Published January 2, 2023

    After a top-ranked Virginia high school withheld academic merit awards
    in the name of "equity," parents are expressing their outrage at administrators’ response and the ultimate "sabotage" of students’
    college and career futures.


    Jackson said more than 1,200 students and their families in Alexandria
    are impacted by the school’s decision to delay the notification of
    Commended Student awards given by the National Merit Scholarship
    Corporation, which recognizes top-performing high schoolers nationwide.
    He argued that the policy was motivated by trying to avoid "hurt
    feelings" of other students.


    Additional Thomas Jefferson High parents, like Asra Nomani and original whistleblower Shawna Yashar, have also accused the school of late award distributions which came weeks after many colleges’ early application deadlines.


    There can never be equity in education between two groups of people,
    when one group has an average IQ of 100 and the other has an average IQ
    of 85.

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