Teachers Union Attacks Virginia Candidate's Homeschooling Proposal

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E.W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, has drawn fire from public educators and Democrats for his announcement that, if elected, he would push for a constitutional amendment supporting equal resources for homeschoolers.

Meg Gruber, president of the Virginia Education Association, called Jackson's proposal a "reckless agenda" that would be a "major blow" to public schools.

"Using our most recent data available on actual funding, we estimate that the diversion of state funding to homeschooling families would take about $100 million out of the aid currently going to public education," Gruber said in an interview Tuesday.