By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Virginia public schools will get the same kind of report cards their students take home if legislation endorsed Wednesday by a House of Delegates committee becomes law.
Virginia localities, teachers and employee groups are urging Gov. Bob McDonnell to veto or amend what they call a slapdash, last-minute overhaul to the state's $54 billion pension fund.
RICHMOND (AP) — Legislators in the 2008 General Assembly session will ponder bills that have life-and-death implications. They will decide how much money the government will demand in taxes, fees and fines. They will determine where that money will be spent.
Delegate Jennifer L. McClellan, Richmond Democrat, said she didn't think it was appropriate to judge historically high-achieving schools against those in poorer areas that struggle.
"There is a stigma associated with that, but there's no asterisk saying we aren't comparing apples to apples," Ms. McClellan said.