Thursday, February 4, 2010

Will Special Programs Remain the School Board's Priority?

Hello Yupette,

My child is a 10th grader at Wakefield High School I am sick and tired of seeing Wakefield's problems ignored while special program after special program is funded for the Elitist Yuppies in North Arlington.

Thank you for this blog.

Wakefield Parent

33 Comments:

At 04 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worst abuses by the School Board involve Thomas Jefferson School for Science and Technology. The School Board spends n incredible amount of time on this school which is not located in Arlington County

 
At 04 February, 2010 , Anonymous 22206 said...

TJ is another dump of a Fairfax County school with a selective admissions policy. How about our own kids? School Board is not really concerned about South Arlington's children. Only cares about wealthy kids from North Arlington and providing them with more "enrichment opportunities."

 
At 04 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed. School Board only listens to N. Arlington parents.

 
At 04 February, 2010 , Anonymous Pikester said...

I'm tired of funding TJ. Parents, wealthy alumni, corporations, foundations, etc., should be funding this elite school.

 
At 04 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Providing South Arlington kids with the basics and North Arlington kids with numerous "enrichment programs" is what "education" in Arlington is all about.

 
At 04 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call the Justice Department and complain. Racial segregation in education was made illegal in 1954.

 
At 04 February, 2010 , Anonymous jeff said...

See the $un Fi$ette blog? Parents who want Arlington taxpayers to keep funding TJ trashed Wakefield parents who are pissed about the second class education their kids are receiving. Course, the $un Fi$ette in only published in N. Arlington.

 
At 04 February, 2010 , Anonymous Joan said...

Take a look at what's happening everywhere inside the beltway. Whether it's Fenty in DC, Euille in Alexandria, or Zimmerman in Arlington, they can't gentrify the middle class out fast enough.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Another W.H.S Parent said...

I'm also a Wakefield parent and I'm mad as hell about the school's so-called "curriculum" which consists of teaching, reteaching, testing, and retesting the basics. While the North Arlington schools get the enrichment programs. Then the "community leaders" bring Obama to Wakefield to tell the kids not to drop out.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many TJ alumni are graduates of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, etc.? How many are multimillionaires? Where is the philanthropy? TJ supposedly receives $500,000 / year from corporate donors, which is like nothing considering the school has a national reputation.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

South Arlington badly needs a weekly newspaper that's focused on South Arlington's many problems and onquality-of-life improvements. Seen the potholed streets lately?

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous 22204 said...

Don't stop with TJ, look at Yorktown, a special enrichment program for every student.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Claremont said...

TJ is a welfare program for the 80% of Arlington-resident TJ students whose Yuppie parents live in North Arlington,

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dump Libby Garvey - biggest phoney boloney elitist ever elected to the School Board.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Pissed Off South Arlington Parent said...

At least 500 of TJ's alumni are graduates of Ivy League colleges and universities. That doesn't include MIT, Caltech, Stanford, Duke, Chicago, Berkeley, NYU, etc., which another 500 TJ alumni attended.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The $$$ the School Board provides to Yorktown for special programs makes the $750,000 that goes to TJ look like small change.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

PO'd South Arlington Parent, last data I saw several THOUSAND TJ alumni have gone on to Ivy League schools. BTW, total student population is about 1800 and about 1700 are white and asian.

Anyone who says TJ isn't Elitist is plain lying. This school doesn't need any more money from taxpayers.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous PO'd South Arlington Parent said...

I meant every year about 1,000 TJ alumni graduate from Ivy League and top tier colleges and universities.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably close to correct if you count undergrad and graduate degrees.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Write the School Board at:

schoolbd@arlington.k12.va.us

Write the Superintendent at:

PKMurphy@arlington.k12.va.us

Write the CEO of the Sun Gazette's parent company at:

gcarr@acnpapers.com

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Jeff said...

What else is new in Arlington? The TJ Yup parents who showed up at the School Board meeting to demand more tax $$$ for their elite school are part of the same N. Arlington Gimme Group that you saw demanding money for the Cultural Center last year and who you will soon see at the budget hearings asking for $$$ for their pet upscale special interests.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wakefield Parent, see the Wikipedia article about TJ. TJ is a fabulously successful school that should be self-supporting based on giving by its alumni and corporate matching gifts.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

$un-Fi$ette is providing media PR for yet another North Arlington Gimmie Group. Budget season must be near.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Ken said...

I will write the school board about this.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Lourdes - 22204 said...

TJ is racist on top of being elitist. African American and Latino kids are advised "don't bother applying you won't be admitted". Happened to my kid in 2005. School system in South Arlington SUCKS.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Another Pissed Off Wakefield Parent said...

Everyone - Google "Thomas Jefferson School for Science and Technology" and read the Wikipedia article about TJ.

Annual funding for this wealthy, elitist, and racist school is another ongoing Arlington charade.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Latest elitist school charade is requiring a proficiency in ancient languages - Greek and Latin.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Alyssa said...

Yeah, there's a Latin school forming in Alexandria.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous Parent said...

ALWAYS enough money for the Elitists' pet education projects, NEVER enough money to adequately educate all of Arlington's children.

 
At 05 February, 2010 , Anonymous DUMP LIBBY GARVEY said...

DUMP LIBBY GARVEY

DUMP LIBBY GARVEY

DUMP LIBBY GARVEY

DUMP LIBBY GARVET

DUMP LIBBY GARVEY

 
At 07 February, 2010 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

Dr. Murphy is responsive to comments.

 
At 09 February, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Almost 10,000 TJ alumni have graduated from colleges and universities over the past 20 years. At least 5,000 of them from prestigious Ivy League and top tier schools like Stanford, MIT, Caltech, Duke, etc.

 
At 09 February, 2010 , Anonymous Cathy - 22207 said...

Why is nothing ever mentioned in the local media about private and parochial schools? Except for sports, I have never seen anything in the "Sun Fisette" about Bishop O'Connell HS, which my daughter attended and my granddaughter is attending.

 

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