August 13, 2013
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli will propose revisions that would make Virginia's 20-year-old Standards of Learning (SOL) less geared to memorized test answers.
The proposals from Cuccinelli would also allow children in under-performing schools to attend charter schools, private schools or other public schools.
The proposals include a call for establishing a commission comprised of teachers, parents, lawmakers and college educators to study Virginia's SOLs and report recommendations to the General Assembly within a year.
He's calling for a greater emphasis on problem-solving abilities than rote recitation of answers.
Options for failing schools include closing them and sending students to better-performing schools, opening charter schools and allowing tax credits for private school tuition.
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