Bob McDonnell's attacks on our public schools
September 4, 2012
The Richmond Times Dispatch reports that despite Gov. McDonnell recently stating "there's probably no bigger issue than K-12 education," he also " has a robust agenda for the next General Assembly session, which will focus on public education reforms and transportation, including another attempt to shift some state sales tax proceeds to shore up the road maintenance fund. That proposal met resistance this year."
Progressive Point: We don't invest less in the things we value, and Virginians value our children. This week, as we send our students back to school, Governor McDonnell is following up his school privatization scheme with plans to again try to raid school funds to pay for roads.
Public schools are an investment in an educated workforce and a stronger economy, but McDonnell's voucher bills and privatization schemes sacrifice kids for corporate profits. Cutting public school budgets means more overcrowding, fewer quality teachers, and an atmosphere that doesn't prepare students to learn. After privatizing schools for corporate gain and sending education dollars elsewhere, there's little left for students.
Get the Facts: