Virginia Amendment Aims To Create More Charter Schools

State senator wants to boost competition in education.


FREDERICKSBURG — A state senator wants to amend the Virginia Constitution to create more charter schools to boost academic competition.

Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, tried unsuccessfully to pass charter-enabling legislation this year. Now he's raising the stakes with an amendment that must pass two consecutive General Assemblies and win a vote of the people.