Chairwoman Foxx: Education Bureaucracy Failed Students
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 27, 2023
Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the House Floor this week to condemn schools in Fairfax County, Virginia, for withholding National Merit Scholarship Commendation award letters from hundreds of students.
“I was appalled to learn that multiple schools in Fairfax County, Virginia withheld National Merit Scholarship Commendation award letters from hundreds of students. This is a problem.
“When political ideology stands in the way of student success—it is a problem.
“When the pursuit of so-called ‘equity’ starts harming students—it’s a problem.
“When school bureaucrats hold students back to hide their own failures—it is a problem.
“The education bureaucracy failed these students.
“These students deserve to be rewarded for their hard work.
“And these students deserve an education system that will lift them up, not try to keep them down.
“These school administrators were trusted with the futures of these students—and they broke that trust. Shame on them.”
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