Category Archives: The Virginia Star

LCPS Clarifies to Parents That White Children Can Participate, But Not Speak as Equity Ambassadors

“This LCPS endeavor is specific to amplifying the voice of Students of Color by engaging in discussions about their experiences regarding issues of racism, injustice, and inequity.” November 12, 2020 Corinne Murdock, The Virginia Star A Loudoun County Public Schools Equity Advisor told parents that White students may only become equity ambassadors to “amplify the voice of Students of Color.” When

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Parents Submit Letter to Betsy DeVos Requesting Civil Rights Investigation into Loudoun Schools (additional context added in this article)

PARENTS SUBMIT LETTER TO BETSY DEVOS REQUESTING CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATION INTO LOUDOUN SCHOOLS (ADDITIONAL CONTEXT ADDED IN THIS ARTICLE) Parents have submitted a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos requesting a civil rights investigation into Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). These parents requested that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to determine whether LCPS violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

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Non-Colored Students Need Not Apply: LCPS Initially Barred White Students from Equity Ambassador Program

Non-Colored Students Need Not Apply: Loudoun County Public Schools Initially Barred White Students from Equity Ambassador Program October 30, 2020 Corinne Murdock In the initial draft of a student equity ambassador program informational packet, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) barred students who weren’t colored from admission into the program. Under “III. Process for Selecting Student Equity Ambassadors” the second process

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Loudoun County Schools Threaten the Future of Minority Students

Loudoun County Schools Threaten the Future of Minority Students written by Guest Contributor James C. Sherlock  October 27, 2020 The Virginia Star reports this morning that Loudon County Public Schools has embraced Critical Race Theory (CRT). That move directly threatens the futures of its minority students.   Ignoring CRT’s Marxist origins, CRT put into practice as a system of pedagogy in American schools has

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MSAAC The Committee Shaping Policy and Curriculum at LCPS

The Committee Shaping Policy and Curriculum at Loudoun County Public Schools October 26, 2020Corinne Murdock Behind the scenes at Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), many of the policy and curriculum changes reflecting social justice initiatives are driven by the Minority Achievement Advisory Committee (MSAAC). MSAAC is an advisory committee under Superintendent Eric Williams and the LCPS School Board. MSAAC was formed in

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Staunton City Schools Latest to Follow Growing Trend of Creating ‘Equity Committees’

Staunton City Schools Latest to Follow Growing Trend of Creating ‘Equity Committees’ October 24, 2020, Corinne Murdock Staunton City Schools (SCS) is developing an equity committee to solve achievement and opportunity disparities between students. The twenty members of the committee will focus on “ensuring equitable practices” within curriculum, teaching, student and parent experiences, school policies, and hiring. Half of the committee will

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