Education Funding

Virginia education groups and localities say the state is reneging on its constitutional obligation to assure that all kids in Virginia get a decent education …..and they are calling on the legislature and Governor McDonnell to reinvest in K-12 public schools. More specifically, the groups want funding restored to Kaine Administration levels, a solidified 3% salary increase for teachers, and the removal of a requirement that educators pay an additional 5% toward their retirement.  Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil has more.