Monthly Archives: November 2020

P.A.C.T. founder calls NAACP “Terms of Conciliation” For LCPS ‘reprehensible’

West Nova News: P.A.C.T. FOUNDER CALLS NAACP “TERMS OF CONCILIATION” FOR LCPS ‘REPREHENSIBLE’ By Juliette Fairley Nov 30, 2020 Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has announced a final determination that the administration of Loudoun County Public Schools’ gifted and talented program allegedly discriminated against Black and Hispanic students who applied to advance placement classes. “Having found reasonable cause to believe that

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Happy Equity Week LCPS and the VA Commonwealth!

HAPPY EQUITY WEEK LCPS… ALL…WEEK…LONG…Please Make It Stop! From: Lottie Spurlock <Lottie.Spurlock@lcps.org> Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:08 PMSubject: EdEquity Week in Virginia Greetings, All: Please view the VDOE EdEquity Newsletter (below) where Governor Ralph S. Northam has proclaimed November 30-December 4, 2020 as EdEquityVA Week in the Commonwealth. EdEquityVA Week is an opportunity to recognize the efforts of Virginia educators to advance equity outcomes for all Virginia

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Wall Street Journal Opinion: A Progressive Assault on Selective High Schools: LCPS and FCPS

WALL STREET JOURNAL OPINION: A PROGRESSIVE ASSAULT ON SELECTIVE HIGH SCHOOLS: LCPS AND FCPS **Because the WSJ charges an annual fee to read their articles, using a source that republished the WSJ opinion article** Virginia Lawyer General Mark Herring has fired the most recent salvo in America’s assault on meritocracy: … a 61-page opinion holding that the suburban Loudoun County

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Virginia Legislators Hear Lies, Smears and Key Omissions in Critical Race Theory-Based Attacks on Schools

VIRGINIA LEGISLATORS HEAR LIES, SMEARS AND KEY OMISSIONS IN CRITICAL RACE THEORY-BASED ATTACKS ON SCHOOLS Posted on November 25, 2020 by sherlockj |  by James C. Sherlock I just spent a great deal of time reviewing two Zoom seminars for Virginia legislators on the education committees of the General Assembly planning 2021 legislation.   The briefings they got in preparation for the upcoming session were

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Virginia Attacks on LCPS & FCPS Quality Gain National Attention

VIRGINIA ATTACKS ON LCPS & FCPS QUALITY GAIN NATIONAL ATTENTION Posted on November 27, 2020 by sherlockj |  by James C. Sherlock The Wall Street Journal featured an op-ed today, the first four words of which were “Attorney General Mark Herring.” No picture of the AG, so I offer one here, but they spelled his name right. so perhaps it will be Senator Herring or President

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Herring’s Loudoun County Determination: State-Sponsored Extortion (NAACP) – PART II

HERRING’S LOUDOUN COUNTY DETERMINATION: STATE-SPONSORED EXTORTION (NAACP) – PART II Posted on November 28, 2020 by sherlockj |  By James C. Sherlock Part one of two essays on this subject described a new Virginia law, a new Division in the Attorney Generals office, its function as a kangaroo court and its astonishing and sweeping  “determination” against Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). The law requires LCPS to

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Herring’s Academies of Loudoun Ruling: Only Cure for Disparate Impact is Fewer Asians – PART I

HERRING’S ACADEMIES OF LOUDOUN RULING: ONLY CURE FOR DISPARATE IMPACT IS FEWER ASIANS – PART I Posted on November 28, 2020 by sherlockj | 5 Comments by James C. Sherlock I just finished reading the 61-page “Final Determination of the Office of Attorney General Division of Human Rights in DHR Case No.: 19-2652, NAACP Loudon Branch v. Loudon County Public Schools.” The first thing I

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Virginia AG: Selective Admissions Are Racist (The Academies of Loudoun)

Virginia AG: Selective Admissions Are Racist (The Academies of Loudoun) Posted on November 25, 2020 by James A. Bacon |  The Academies of Loudoun by Hans Bader The Virginia attorney general’s office has ruled that the Loudoun County school system committed illegal racial discrimination by admitting relatively few black and Hispanic students to its selective schools, the Academies of Loudoun. For reasons that have nothing to

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LCPS Board Member Beth Barts Is Reprimanded and Then Dismisses Mother With Concerns About Racism Against White Students

Beth Barts is quite the Board Member. On 11/18/2020 she was reprimanded by the LCPS School Board for publicly disclosing “confidential, attorney-client-privileged information” (see story below). What was the subject matter? Anyones guess, but if LCPS has teachers and staff currently colluding with the NAACP……Just saying, I have no proof, if I did, it would have been included. Today, Beth

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