Fairfax County Public Schools Prioritizes Equal Outcomes over Academic Achievement


Slides presented at a Fairfax County Public Schools Strategic Planning meeting show that the district is now focused on providing “equal outcomes for every student, without exception.” 

According to the Fairfax County Parents Association, this will result in lower academic standards in schools. 

The decision comes after an equity study found notable inconsistencies between letter grades and standardized test scores of students, especially English language learners, in the district.