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Education Expert Demonstrates Why Gov. Youngkin’s Attack on Virginia’s Public Schools Is Wrong

on May 24, 2022

So it seems as though Youngkins and other anti-public school politicians are criticizing public schools for every student not being (essentially) a straight A student.
This is a completely unrealistic standard and amounts to lies being told to parents and all the public about what these tests mean.
They’re about taking money away from public schools and giving it to charter, private, and even parochial schools. They’re about the ultimate destruction of the public schools.

janresseger

I suspect that Glenn Youngkin, the governor of Virginia, knows very little, really, about public education.  He was an investment banker before he became a politician, and his children attend the elite, private Georgetown Prep. But Youngkin knows how to build political capital by frightening parents and the general public about so-called failures in the state’s public schools. He campaigned last year by promoting the racist idea that parents need more control over their kids’ schools to prevent the children’s being frightened or upset by the injustices that have scarred American history. And now, he has begun using test score data to try to paint the state’s public schools as failing.

The problem is that this time, as he tries to use the state’s scores on the “nation’s report card,” the National Assessment of Education Progress ( NAEP), to prove there is something drastically wrong with Virginia’s public schools, he…

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