Coalition Asks Virginia General Assembly To Fully Fund Public Schools

(Richmond)-  A statewide coalition of parents, students, teachers and advocacy groups says Virginia is failing to adequately fund public schools. Advocates representing more than 20 organizations laid out their priorities in a state capitol press conference. Despite recent investments, advocates say Virginia continues to rank in the bottom ten states when it comes to funding education. The Virginia PTA president says teacher vacancies statewide have increased 25%.