Last month, we twice commented on a new coalition we joined to help bring real school choice in public education to Virginia. The group, School Choice Virginia, was founded by Delegate Chris Saxman (R-20, Staunton). Less than a month old, School Choice Virginia has got itself off to a great start, generating press coverage all over the Commonwealth and highlighting the critical need for the freedom parents must have to choose the best possible public education for their children. It also started its own blog where people can stay up to date on new developments in this important issue. We added it to our lengthy blogroll and encourage you to take a look at it from time to time.

Education is important because it affects all citizens. When people fail in life or do not make use of their full potential because of the lack of a quality education, it often manifests itself in crime, poverty and broken families, among other social ills that burden the public at large. The sooner we can create freedom in public education in Virginia, the sooner public education will improve — as will the quality of life for all Virginians.