Thursday, July 12, 2007
Author: John Stevens
Be sure to read today's Washington Post story about larger school sizes in Loudoun County. Many people, particularly in the rural west of the county, are understandably upset about the growth in school sizes. Small schools based in each small town would mean less time on the bus, greater community identity for the school and more individual attention for each child. It would also mean a significantly higher tax burden that the voters of Loudoun County have demonstrated they are not willing to bear.