Virginia Lt. Governor Winsom Earle-Sears She renewed her call for school choice after Virginia’s Advanced Placement rankings fell on Tuesday.
According to the college board Latest report on AP performance, Virginia graduates are eligible for college credit with at least a 9th through 11th grade drop in high school on at least one AP test. Last year’s AP performance tied for ninth in the country College Board Report And in 2015, it was ranked third.
Additionally, Earle-Sears echoed Virginia Secretary of Education Aimee Guidera’s call for higher standards for students. ABC 7 News The report is “disturbing”.
“This is very disappointing information for me and the parents, but when you think about it from the student’s perspective, it’s devastating,” Earle-Sears said. “When I was on the school board, we had very high standards and you see what happens when you lower the standards. And these are the lives of children. These low standards happened during the previous administration.
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“But I want to speak directly to parents, there’s a battle for your kids, and you have to win that battle. And that means we have to have school boards where you agree — they agree with this. Your idea of how to teach your kids,” she added. “Parents just the basics.” We are hearing that they want: reading, writing, math, science, technology, and they are not getting that. Their children will not get this. Parents are telling us that they want school choice, they want something. different”
At the beginning of this year, the lieutenant governor called for a press release The General Assembly To provide more educational choices for parents and youth in the state.
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Earle-Sears pushed for a school choice law that would allow parents to use state education funds to cover the costs of education opportunities outside the public school system, a measure that failed in the state legislature this year.
However, red-state governors across the country have sparked what experts call a “revolution” and enacted universal school choice legislation.
Recently, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, R, scored several significant victories in pushing for universal school choice legislation that did not exist in the country until a year ago. So far, six states have passed universal school choice, including Utah, Iowa, Arizona, West Virginia and Arkansas.
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School choice has become a hot topic since the Covid-19-induced lockdowns have fueled debate over the limits of government authority and the type of content that should be taught to children in the public school curriculum.