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Chris Braunlich is a former member of the Fairfax County School Board, and vice president of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy. The views expressed here are his own and do not necessary reflect the opinions of the Institute or its Board of Directors. He may be reached at c.Braunlich@att.net.

Written by Mr. Christian N. Braunlich

February 2013

The Jefferson Journal:  This Year in Virginia, New Choices.
The Jefferson Journal: This Year in Virginia, New Choices. — Virginia this week joined the rest of the nation in celebrating "National School Choice Week" from a special position:  As one of states with an education choice program offering new options to students in need of them.  Read It Here!

November 2012

The Jefferson Journal:  The 'Catch-22' of Virginia Charter Schools
The Jefferson Journal: The 'Catch-22' of Virginia Charter Schools — Joseph Heller's novel had nothing on Virginia’s charter school law.  In the Catch-22 of Virginia charter schools, only schools that look like traditional public schools can be approved. In which case, they are not innovative and need not be approved.  Read It Here!

September 2012

The Jefferson Journal:  Keeping the Aim High in Virginia
The Jefferson Journal: Keeping the Aim High in Virginia — By Chris Braunlich  A recent criticism of K-12 education in the United States has been that, on international exams like the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, American children have lagged the best Asian and European nations.  So what is the real story behind lower Math scores in the 2012 Standards of Learning exams? (9/6/2012)  Read It Here!

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