July 2017

Discrimination Against African American Teachers

 

We remain committed to the fight for meaningful reform and transparency in the way teachers are hired in Fairfax County Public Schools in light of the May George Mason University study that demonstrated that African American teacher applicants are being discriminated against even when they are more qualified than their white counterparts.

In late June, President Annan sent a letter to Dr. Scott Brabrand, the incoming FCPS Superintendent requesting a meeting with him and the school board leadership. Dr. Brabrand agreed to host a meeting in August, after he officially takes office. This would serve as a follow-up meeting to one held in late May and the panel discussion we hosted on June 10.

We will not rest until the FCPS leadership agrees to implement tangible reform that includes a timeline for implementation, and mechanisms to ensure greater transparency and accountability of the hiring process.

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