| 1999 Fall Bulletin|
How Good Is Your Community's High School? The above
chart lists all Fairfax County Public High Schools and their two most
important measures of academic achievement: SAT and Virginia Standards
of Learning (SOL) results. The third column shows the average SAT
score for 1999 seniors at each high school. The fourth column shows
the national percentile for that score. ... Read more
| 1999 Summer Bulletin|
Governer Gilmore Is Right: " Don't Raise Taxes For Roads
Jim Gilmore has drawn criticism from Northern Virginia politicians,
editors, and business leaders because he is refusing to raise taxes to
pay for more roads. For example, James W. Dyke, Jr., the new chairman
of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, has said the Chamber might
... Read more
| 1999 Spring Bulletin|
Tax Increases: How are They Spent?
this newsletter has repeatedly reported, during the late 70s and 80s,
Fairfax County government and schools increased taxes and spending much
faster than population growth and inflation. These higher tax rates
cost Fairfax County taxpayers about an extra $1 billion per year. ... Read more
| 1999 Winter Bulletin|
Fairfax County Public Schools "Community
Accountability Report"- What's Missing?
Since 1996, the Fairfax County Public Schools system
has published an annual "Community Accountability
Report" entitled Good Schools . . .Good for Everyone.
Former school superintendent, Dr. Robert R. Spillane,
and then school board chairman, Kristen J.
Amundson, stated in the 1996 report that its purpose
was to show that, "Our students achieve at very high
... Read more