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Re: KGTP Newsletter - School Board Meeting Wednesday 28 April 2021

Fellow Members of the King George TEA Party:

Below is the content of my 3-minute Citizen Comment monologue for the King George School Board.  Unfortunately for us, I was the only one from the KGTP to address the Board.  I welcome your comments on what I presented; I welcome you to contact the School Board either via e-mail or during their next meeting.

Several recent news reports support Delegate Margaret Ransone's recent letter that announced that Virginia schools would soon eliminate all accelerated math courses prior to 11th grade.  That means that algebra and geometry courses will not be available until late in a student's education.  This radical change is not being done because it will increase our student's math comprehension but is being done as part of an "equity-focused plan."

First off, as an engineer that has taken a lot of math courses, the school system will set their students up for failure in college if this change is implemented.  Math is hard, it requires students to grasp difficult concepts early in their education, and 11th grade is far beyond that threshold.  A close parallel is learning how to play a musical instrument.  Learning how to play a violin, piano, or trumpet cannot be delayed until 11th grade for the sake of "equity" and still expect the senior class' orchestra to play beautiful music.

On a separate, but related, issue, additional news reports have announced that Virginia is exploring plans to end advanced diplomas.  Specifically, the Virginia Education Department's director of policy went on record to state, "… graduation requirements can operate as a lever for equity."  This single quote calls into question whether the official policy for Virginia's schools is to focus on education or to conduct social engineering.

Secondly, while equal opportunity is what the 1960's Civil Rights movement was all about, the present-day concept of "equity" has no place in the classroom.  "Equity" is all about equal outcome, not opportunity, with mediocrity as the desired objective.  That concept is Socialism on the intellectual playing field.

Life-at-large is not about collective "equity" but is about competition.  In the strategic sense, there is no larger Game of Life than warfare with winners and losers, period.  To illustrate, I invite you to read the Department of Defense's most recent National Defense Strategy.  One quote from it is this:

"The reemergence of long-term strategic competition, [the] rapid dispersion of technologies, and new concepts of warfare and competition that span the entire spectrum of conflict require a Joint Force structured to match this reality."

The students of today will make up America's Joint Force of tomorrow.  That is the reality.  Toward that end, what students today will create the technology of tomorrow?  Students that excelled in science, technology, engineering, and math will.  What students today will develop the new concepts for competition in the diplomatic, informational, military, and economic fields of tomorrow?  Students that are encouraged to rise above mediocrity and achieve the highest academic accolades will.

By extension, what school board will be willing to risk losing the future's national security strategic competition in pursuit of "equity?"  Only those that are eager for America to play second fiddle to China, Russia, and most of the more advanced states in this world.

As always, I welcome any questions or comments you may have.

James Hull
King George TEA Party
King George, Virginia

On Apr 25, 2021, at 11:30 PM, James Hull (KGTP) <> wrote:

Fellow Members of the King George TEA Party:

During our 1 April 2021 meeting, every one of the meeting's attendees agreed to join me in addressing the King George County School Board at 6:00 PM on Wednesday 28 April at the King George High School in order to raise issues during the Citizen Comment period.  Everyone that would like to join in on this effort is warmly welcome to do so.  My recommendation is that you prepare your 3 minute monologue NOW, rehearse it over the next couple of days, and 'dress for success' prior to your presentation.  Here is the link to that Agenda:

At the time, the impetus for providing this feedback was because our county taxes WILL be raised this year and a significant reason is due to the increased school budget.  Our teachers AND students are NOT back in school full-time and as a result the quality of instruction to our county's students is far below what is normally provided during in-person school sessions.  In a nutshell, our taxes are going up even though the quality of what we citizens expect to get from those taxes is going down.  If a Wal-Mart or Food Lion cashier can attend to their register for an 8-hour shift of constantly meeting with the public then we should expect that our teachers to perform their jobs in-person with their students as well.  That is what we pay them to do.  The required safety protocols specified by the CDC are all implemented in our county's schools… so why the delay?

I am sure that you have your own perspective based upon what you have personally heard from parents, teacher-friends, and students.  Bring up those issues.

Beyond that, however, events at the state and national level have taken a turn that also requires county citizens to provide immediate feedback to the school's leadership.  Below are news articles on three subjects that directly impact Virginia's students.  These links should provide to you additional information to prepare for your Citizen Comments.  Below these links is a copy of Delegate Margaret Ransone's latest letter that also addresses issues in our schools.  Again, use her letter as a foundation for YOUR input to the School Board as well.

Delayed Math

Virginia moving to eliminate all accelerated math courses before 11th grade as part of equity-focused plan

VA Officials May Axe Advanced Math Classes, Critics Cite 'Equity' Push

Virginia To Eliminate All Accelerated Maths Classes Prior To 11th Grade. Because 'Equity'

Critical Race Theory

Virginia teacher says critical race theory has damaged community as frustrated parents demand changes

Critical race theory in Virginia schools needs to end. I'm a parent watching this unfold

Critical Race Theory Is Taking Over Virginia Beach Schools

'Blatantly Lying Or They Do Not Understand Critical Race Theory': Parents Group Releases Evidence Of Indoctrination In Virginia County Schools

The End of Basic Education: Biden Issues Public School Critical Race Theory Order

Critical Race Theory and the Death of Public Education

Critical Race Theory Promotes Discrimination And Racism

Biden administration offers grants to teach children '1619 Project,' inherent racism central to U.S.

Biden Is Using Your Tax Dollars To Make American Kids Hate Their Country

Education Department Proposal Would Flood Public Schools With Woke Curricula

End Advanced Diplomas

Virginia explores plan to end advanced diplomas: 'Equitably serving the needs...of all of Virginia learners'

The following letter was sent from our Delegate, Margaret Ransone,

Dear Friend,

During the last few days, we have received news on several policies that will be implemented in our school systems across the Commonwealth. As a mother of two, with one still in public school, I understand the frustration that many of you have raised regarding these new policies. These ideas will not help our students but rather harm their growth in navigating the fast-paced society we live in today.

Plan to End Advanced Diplomas

The Virginia Department of Education is taking steps to end advanced diplomas. This call for the elimination of the advanced diploma is driven in the name of promoting "equity." Consequently, this consolidation effort includes a plan that will redefine the math curriculum, known as the Virginia Math Pathways Initiative(VMPI). VMPI  will eliminate ALL math acceleration prior to 11th grade. Math courses, including Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2, will be considered to be removed from the high school mathematics program. These courses will instead be replaced with essential concepts.

You can click the link below to view a full article on the elimination of all accelerated math courses before 11th grade.

Transgender Policy

Following a bill passed in the Virginia General Assembly forcing the Virginia Department of Education to establish "clear policies" for how transgender kids should be treated in the public school system. These guidelines include:
  • Allowing students to use whatever changing facilities or restrooms that correlate with their chosen sexual identity, regardless of biological sex.
  • Barring teachers and school staff from questioning any student entering a restroom or locker room.
  • Subjecting teachers or students who fail to use a child's preferred pronouns to disciplinary measures.
  • Requiring "gender neutral" attire guidelines for all school-related programs and activities.
  • Permitting students to participate in any school event or activity, including extra-curricular programs, "segregated by gender" based on their preferred sexual identity.
You can view the link below to view the full article


As always, I am honored to represent the 99th District. Please don't hesitate to contact my office by calling (804) 472-4181 or emailing

God Bless,


As always, I welcome any questions or comments you may have.

James Hull
King George TEA Party
King George, Virginia