Whenever I start thinking that the people in charge of our state (sorry, "commonwealth") of Virginia are screwed up, I just have to visit An Old Soul to remember that it could be worse. We could have Ahnold for governator. Evidently he’s convinced himself that he can push everyone around as he did the characters in his movies.
Actually, our governor Mark Warner (not to be confused with our dim-bulb Senator, John Warner) is pretty good. He’s been very supportive of public education and seems seriously interested in reforming the educational system. Part of that effort is as chair of the National Governors Association where he’s been pushing the other governors to take a good look at how high school education needs to change.*
Of course, Warner won’t be re-elected. Virginia has an idiotic provision in the constitution where the governor cannot serve consecutive terms and the legislature refuses to put an amendment change it up for a vote. I told you, too many of the people in charge around here are screwed up.
* Just for the record, Governator Ahnold didn’t attend the recent NGA Summit on High Schools.