The Future of Virginia Education: What Do You Think?
Each of the candidates for Virginia governor has now released their education plan for the state.
Bob McDonnell's proposal includes expanding the state's two- and four-year institutions -- particularly awarding more degrees in high-demand technical fields -- lowering administrative costs at K-12 schools, and encouraging public-private partnerships to boost research and economic development.
Both Terry McAuliffe and Creigh Deeds (pdf files) focus their plans on -- among other things -- increasing teacher pay, lowering the cost of attending Virginia's colleges, and expanding pre-kindergarten.
Big points in Brian Moran's plan (pdf) includes expanding community college, increasing research at Virginia's universities, and boosting teacher pay to the national average.
Whose plan do you think is best? Which of these proposals should take top priority? If you were running for governor, what would your education plan include? Make your pitch and discuss the issue with other readers in the comments.
Christopher Dean Hopkins
May 13, 2009; 4:13 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race
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