Martin A. Davis, Jr., takes issue with Virginia Governor Trumpkin’s maligning the efficacy of Virginia public schools by misrepresenting the meaning of certain national test data. He points out that, despite the Governor’s spin, the numbers show that “Virginia is performing as well as most every other state in the union, and better than a significant number.”
That is not the governor’s goal, however. He is more concerned with cherry picking data that he can then use to push his agenda and bring an end to public education by allowing charter operators to move in and replace traditional public schools.
It’s a cynical ploy based on the faulty belief that competition makes everything better.
Education is not a business. It is a public good. And public education in Virginia is doing quite well relative to other states.
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