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The Irony of the Rolling Stone Libel(Comments Off)

April 15, 2015

By Robert F. and Thomas E. Turner Last December, Rolling Stone magazine published a lengthy article entitled “A Rape on Campus” that described in graphic detail a horrific 2012 gang-rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house. The story went viral globally, damaging the reputation of one of the most respected public universities in the […]

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Not Just Any Old Resignation from UVA

Edward D. Miller, former CEO of research powerhouse Johns Hopkins Medicine, will resign from the University of Virginia Board of Visitors effective June 30 — a year early. In an interview with the Daily Progress, he cited his frustration with rising tuition and falling research grants. “I just felt there were issues I’d been advocating […]

School Choice Comes To Virginia

In 2013, the Virginia Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit (EISTC) finally cleared all the hurdles to become the Commonwealth’s best mechanism for creating new opportunities for educationally at-risk students. So, two years later, last week’s celebration of National School Choice Week was an ideal time to examine the effects of that law, the kind of […]

The Coming Education Challenge

Virginia’s K-12 education community is in for challenging times. The annual Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) report examining Standards of Quality (SOQ) education funding demonstrated that state spending on K-12 education rose only 0.2 percent over the past year – and that spending per student dropped by 0.4 percent. But that’s only the […]

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