School Choice coalition launched in Virginia

School Choice coalition launched in Virginia

August 11, 2008 Posted by Steve Bowen - No Comments

A Virginia legislator has launched a school choice advocacy group there called School Choice Virginia.  Disappointed at his lack of success passing school choice legislation, Delegate Chris Saxman took the initiative and formed a statewide school choice organization, complete with its own webpage.  The launching of the advocacy group won praise from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, which today published a column from Saxman arguing in favor of school choice. Predictably, the teacher’s union in Virginia responded with a call to oppose choice, which tells you all you need to know about how interested the entrenched powers are in maintaining the status quo.

Isn’t in time for a statewide school choice advocacy group in Maine, one of the few states that actually has school choice?