The Voice of Reason

The Daily Press today took the side of the taxpayers who are paying our teachers:

Virginia residents pour billions into the public schools each year. Local taxpayers, such as those in Newport News and Hampton, spend millions more on education.

It’s fair to ask about the return we’re receiving on that massive annual investment. And data collected through statewide evaluative testing measures can help provide a more accurate picture of that.

We don’t want to embarrass hard-working teachers. Rather, we believe [these SGP data are] information to which the public is entitled and which it should have.