By Christina Nuckols
Last week, state senators voted in favor of a study to determine whether they are adequately funding public schools in Virginia.
The sponsor, Senate Democratic Leader Richard Saslaw, knows the answer. “We’re not even coming close,” he said in a phone interview.
Sorry, I should have issued a spoiler alert. Not that you’re likely to read that study anytime soon. A similar proposal died in the House of Delegates. Saslaw is hoping to persuade House Speaker Bill Howell to save his study from the same fate, but it won’t be easy.
Most legislators, like Saslaw, know they are cheating public education.
Nuckols is editorial page editor of The Roanoke Times.