The Smyth County Conservative has a good post up about Bill Carrico. It seems he took issue with a post by Brian, in which Brian says Carrico does not support teachers. I would say Carrico supports teachers just not HB 1590 or HB 1084. Both of these bills wanted Virginia's pay scale for teachers to be at least the national average. Sounds good at first until you read the whole bill and the demands it makes on local school boards. Then read the impact statements for both and look how much this will cost and how it will never end. Adam brings up some great points about why these bills stink. How do we justify paying only one group of state employees based on national averages? We cant. Carrico and the others who voted to kill this nonsense get a big round of applause from me. Did I mention Carrico will be challenging Rick (call center) Boucher....It is time for a change.