Category Archives: Education

Standards Decline: Can They Be Brought Back?

“… score standards were adopted that made it easier for students to pass; and changes in accreditation regulations let schoolsoff the hook for their failures.” The words of Governor Glenn Youngkin at Thursday’s unveiling of a new report analyzing the decline of … Continue reading

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Most States Outperform Virginia Over Past Decade

As measured by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Virginia’s economic outlook has continued its precipitous drop and now barely ranks in the top half among the American states, 24th out of 50. A decade ago it was in the … Continue reading

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Overwhelming Support Shown for Virginia’s Sole Education Choice Program: Highest Backing Among Black Voters

As National School Choice Week 2022 concludes, the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy today released results of a polling question demonstrating the overwhelming popularity of Virginia’s sole education choice program. Support is particularly strong in the state’s Black community. … Continue reading

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A Bold Reform for Education Funding

(Author’s Note: Eight years ago, we suggested incoming Governor Terry McAuliffe pursue a bold education funding reform that would modernize and supercharge Virginia’s education infrastructure.  He chose not to.  We offer it again, verbatim, to Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin … because … Continue reading

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Collective bargaining would give parents less control over Virginia schools

Allowing collective bargaining will put yet another special interest ahead of the parents who simply want a say in what is best for their children. Virginia parents soon could lose even more control over their children’s education. Parents frustrated with school curriculum and other education issues throughout the state have earned national … Continue reading

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