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Statement from Eric Cantor on Veto of Virginia Charter School Legislation

Today, Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) board member Eric Cantor released the following statement on Governor Terry McAuliffe’s decision to veto Senate Bill 1283 and House Bill 2342, which would have expanded educational options for underserved students in the commonwealth of Virginia.

“Despite a growing chorus of voices calling for greater education options for students trapped in underperforming schools, Governor Terry McAuliffe has vetoed the Virginia Assembly’s legislation to expand access to charter schools.

“While I am disheartened that the Governor would veto legislation designed to meet the needs of underserved students, I commend Senator Mark Obenshain and Delegate Steve Landes for their leadership and dedication to addressing the needs of all Virginia students.”