The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2000
(First Paragraph) Few things are more important to adults in Hampton Roads than the quality of their K-12 schools. These schools, and the students within their classrooms, represent the fondest hopes of this generation for a prosperous future. Many citizens and parents are willing to expend countless hours helping to maintain the quality of their schools and, to the extent they are able, make them even better. Pity the political leader who comes to be viewed as "anti-education." From the latest related statewide initiatives to more localized concerns, K-12 schools are always a focal point of the news in Hampton Roads.
Regional Studies Institute, Old Dominion University, "Part 2: The State of Education" (2000). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 156.