Category Archives: Education

Accountability Without Testing = Trouble

Editor’s Note:  Several bills have been introduced by both Democrats and Republicans in the Virginia General Assembly to eliminate a wide swath of state tests – from high school end-of-course  tests in the sciences and history to all writing exams testing … Continue reading

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How One Man is Leading the Fight for School Choice in Richmond

By Lindsey M. Burke Although he is facing steep opposition from the school board in the city, Green has mobilized parents around Richmond who are supportive of his fight to bring more quality education options to an area that desperately … Continue reading

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For Prepared Citizenship, Civics Education is a Must

By George Nethercutt and James Dillard Education is usually at the top of the list of national priorities, especially for American Presidential candidates. If one looks at the mission statement for many schools and school districts, it usually includes statements … Continue reading

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Crash and Burn: How Misguided Policies Ruin Lives

Give Richmond educators credit for brutal honesty. A presentation of the school system’s five-year plan surfaced some devastating data: Only one in ten Richmond high school students is ready for college and a career, according to College Board criteria. If … Continue reading

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VCU Study Jumps to Unsubstantiated Conclusions

Richmond-area schools suspend black students at four times the rate of white students, a gap that exceeds the national average, a study by the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education has found. The findings have been duly reported by the … Continue reading

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