‘Your head will explode!’ Fairfaix school busted for HIDING kids’ National Merits for sake of ‘equity’

Asra Nomani is an activist parent who has been fighting woke ideology in schools for years, blasting Critical Race Theory and books just this side of pornographic, and now she’s torching Fairfax County Schools once again for hiding National Merits from children in the progressive name of “equity.”

She claims that the principal and director of student services at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology intentionally withheld notification of National Merit commendations from students who had qualified for them so other students wouldn’t feel bad. It’s evidently part of a deliberate “war on merit” campaign, according to WTOP News.

Nomani kicked off a long Twitter thread on the issue and what it reveals is infuriating.

“Your head will explode! Reporting an @IWN investigation published @CityJournal, I just learned, TWO YEARS LATER, my son is a National Merit Commended Student in the top 3% of students. His principal hides the honor from families as @fcpsnews chases ‘equal outcomes’ for kids,” she tweeted.


“EXCLUSIVE @IWN @CityJournal: @TJHSST_Official principal @TJAnnB has withheld news of @NationalMerit awards from TJ families, most of them Asian, denying students the right to use the award to boost their college-admission prospects and earn scholarships,” she tweeted linking to the article on the hiding of National Merit awards.

The parent warrior then tore into the “equity” of it all that is laid out in the article that she wrote at City-Journal.

“This scandal, hiding National Merit awards from kids, emerges as @FCPSSupt @FCPSNews board launches a plan for ‘equal outcomes for every student, without exception,’ with ‘equitable grading,’ giving students 50% just for showing up. @FFXParentsAssoc recently exposed the policy,” she noted.

“Sept. 16, 2022, @NationalMerit shipped @TJAnnB 240 certificates for TJ students and a letter with this message in BOLD: ‘Please present the letters of commendation as soon as possible since it is the students’ only notification,’ she continued.

She went on to explain that parents and students were never informed about the National Merit certificates and how it negatively impacted college applications. Then Nomani revealed how they found out about it.

“How did we learn about @TJAnnB hiding the awards? Intrepid TJHSST mom Shawna Yashar, an attorney, started asking questions. TJ administrator Brandon Kosatka first lied to her, saying @CollegeBoard informs kids. It NEVER has. He ‘fessed up why Ann and he hide news of the awards…,” she reported.

Nomani went on to expose why the honors were hidden.

“TJ admin Brandon Kosatka admitted to TJ mom Shawna Yashar they hide National Merit honors on purpose: ‘We want to recognize students for who they are as individuals, not focus on their achievements,’ adding they don’t want to ‘hurt’ the feelings of kids who don’t get the award,” she posted.

“TJ admin Brandon Kosatka works for activist TJ principal @TJAnnB who said in June 2020, ‘Hear! Hear!’ when a teacher wrote her and said, ‘The Iron is hot,’ for changes to TJ admissions after George Floyd’s killing. I wrote about her activism in @FDRLST,” the activist mother added.

“TJ mom Shawna Yashar spoke to @fcpsnews asst. supt. @fezuluaga who owned the screwup. He told me: ‘It was a mistake.’ I asked for remedies: 1⃣ inform all parents from past years 2⃣ hand over the awards @TJAnnB has held 3⃣ investigate Ann, Brandon 4⃣ celebrate kids.”

She continued to righteously rant in the thread:

Nomani’s exposure of what Fairfax County Schools has done and is continuing to do is excellent work as usual. Every parent out there should take notes and do their own homework. What is happening in Virginia and across the nation in our schools is totally unacceptable.

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