Why You Might Want a Woman for Your Kid’s English Teacher

. . . or for your lawyer if she went to school in Virginia, but not if she went to school in Richmond:

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On the other hand, it might be OK for your next Doc to be a male (but, again, not if he went to school in Richmond).

The End of Course pass rates also suggest a preference for the female lawyer or English teacher and a slight preference for the female doctor, if she didn’t go to school in Richmond.

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You may remember that the large Richmond population of economically disadvantaged students imposes about a 5% penalty on the Richmond SOL pass rates.  Unfortunately, adding that much to these Richmond numbers does not affect the recommendations.