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We live in a society that no longer values merit. Work hard, get ahead is no longer true. Cynical as that sounds, it seems true. Teenage scholars discovered that in Virginia, their high schools delayed informing students of National Merit Awards – so they could not add these awards to their college applications.
It’s difficult to keep track of all of this but that brings us to 13 schools in all, seven in Fairfax County, four in Loudoun County and two in Prince William County. The Daily Mail created this list.
Fairfax County Superintendent Michelle Reid has claimed all of the failures in her district were the result of individual failures, not an organized effort. But Reid has expressed her commitment to equity from her start on the job. In this clip put out by FCPS she said, “I’ve made it my life’s work to ensure equitable opportunities and equal outcome for each and every student that I’ve had the opportunity to serve
When we no longer value merit, nothing is earned and nothing is deserved. You’re left with a soviet population that aspires to mediocrity. Crippled by an achievement-free lifestyle that destroys their self-esteem, too timid to demand what they’ve earned, and easily bullied.