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ERIC Number: EJ759442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-23
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Virginia Governor Warner Takes School Lessons to the National Stage
Richard, Alan
Education Week, v24 n24 p21 Feb 2005
Debating his Republican opponent for governor of Virginia in October 2001, about all that Mark Warner, a businessman and Democratic Party activist, could muster to say on K-12 education was that history questions on Virginia's standardized tests might need some tweaking. In this article, the author discusses how Warner, now the governor of Virginia, is emerging as one of the country's most visible leaders on education policy. As co-host of the national education summit, Warner has used his chairmanship of the National Governors Association and his former chairmanship of the Education Commission of the State to propel himself--and his ideas on education--into the national spotlight. As governor since January 2002, Warner has scored some of his biggest political points on education policy. Using his business acumen to help the state weather a $6 billion budget deficit, he teamed up with some Republican lawmakers in 2004 to pass a sales-tax increase and a record boost in Virginia's K-12 funding for teacher raises and other items.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia