Virginia Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, lays out his educational reform plan today. According to the Washington Post the plan would “push for charter schools, offer voucher-like scholarships for preschoolers and empower a majority of parents to close down, convert or overhaul their children’s failing school…”. The plan also includes tax credits for those who donate towards voucher scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools.
In an outline of the plan Cuccinelli vows to fix Virginia’s school systems stating “For a long time, Virginia has had one of the best education systems in America. Despite Virginia’s success on the whole, not every Virginia student has the opportunity to experience a quality education. . . . Within our education system there is an undeniable and significant disparity based on race and wealth. This disparity must be addressed now.”