By H. Odell “Fuzzy” Minnix
Remember back in the old days when we learned the alphabet with a musical rhyme that took us from A to Z? Part of that alphabet has now become very popular in Richmond. That part goes A – B – C – D – F. Yes, our leaders have just come up with a brilliant idea that is going to completely and forever change education in Virginia. Gov. Bob McDonnell and his faithful followers in the House and Senate, who for the sake of brevity I will refer to as the Cutters, have achieved this name for what they have done for school budgets in our state.
This brain trust has decided the only way to aid education in the commonwealth is to give a letter grade to these lazy, deadbeat teachers in schools that are not successful. What a great idea.Why didn’t McDonnell and the Cutters think of this sooner?
Minnix is a former Roanoke County supervisor and is now on the Roanoke County School Board.