OUR CAMPAIGN GOALS

1. FUNDING TO SUPPORT QUALITY SCHOOLS The General Assembly must restore K-12 funding to pre-recession levels, reversing the Support Staff Cap that cut funding by nearly $340 million every year since 2008. Also, the General Assembly must fund the Virginia Board of Education’s revisions to the Standards of Quality, which will increase the number of positions funded with state dollars, put more resources on the ground in every school in the Commonwealth, and free up local dollars so that localities can focus their spending on
improving salaries for all school employees.
2. PROFESSIONAL PAY FOR ALL EDUCATORS Teachers and education support professionals are the backbone of successful schools. The future of Virginia public education depends on its ability to recruit and retain a highly-skilled and diverse workforce. Virginia teacher pay must, at minimum, be brought up to the national average, and all support professionals must earn a living wage. 3. A REAL Voice Virginia is one of only three states whose laws forbid public employees from engaging in collective bargaining with their employers. We believe collective bargaining allows teachers and support professionals to bring their professional expertise to the table—and that’s good for students. We support Del. Guzman’s HB 582 to accomplish this.

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“I have to choose how well I want to eat or if I want supplies my students need.” READ MORE Alexa Severo
Loudoun

“ There are simply not enough school counselors, creating an increased safety risk to teachers and students.” READ MORE Teresa Abdulbaaqee
Virginia Beach

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