Chris Saxman makes the editorial page of my local paper
"Competition makes schools better. Look at higher education in Virginia. It’s diverse, accessible and affordable," Saxman said. "Everyone supports choice in higher education, but not in K-12."
The Roanoke Times could use a editorialist like Hopkins. I don't agree with her all the time, but she is coherent and fair. Saxman shines in this piece and Hopkins uses common sense in reviewing his argument. She concludes:
School choice isn’t a panacea that will fix all that ails public schools, but neither is pumping an unlimited amount of money into the status quo – which too often leaves lower-income children in rural communities and the inner-city trapped in failure. Those with money and clout already have the ability to move to a better school district, get waivers to attend different public schools or pay for a private education. Saxman wants everyone to have a choice. Virginia should hear him out.