Tuesday links 01-08-2008

CharlAlbemarle seeking mass transit options

Green building may become bland – good. Once it becomes invisible, we all benefit.

Green tax breaks may be coming to the City of Charlottesville

Lawsuit against Wintergreen may go forward. Get some background here. As someone said before – only the attorneys truly win.

Albemarle County and Charlottesville City school systems don’t use public funds wisely. (hat tip: Bacon’s Rebellion) The PDF Study is here.

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City of Charlottesville fell into this category (as did twelve others):

Least Cost-Efficient Districts.  Twelve school districts fell in the Lowest Achievement-Worst Price grouping which was worst group in the state in terms of quality and cost.  These districts were the least cost-efficient, producing the lowest achievement results at the highest cost, or worst price, and delivering to Virginians the worst educational return on the tax dollar invested:

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2 Comments

  1. Dave Phillips January 8, 2008 at 18:02

    Jim,
    Thanks for posting this. The Cville system is a complicated issue. They do really well with the really smart kids (or so I have heard), but must not be very balanced. Very interesting stuff and out just in time for the budget discussions.

  2. TrvlnMn January 8, 2008 at 22:06

    If you’re not “tracked” as “Academic” or on the “College” path, then you’re pretty much shafted by the Cville Schools. So I’m not at all surprised by the designation as “Least Cost Efficient.”