Jackson: Vote YES on Parental Choice in Education

One of the major points in E.W. Jackson’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor in 2013 was expanding School Choice, an issue in need of attention but largely ignored by most politicians then and now. But that’s about to change. Del. Dave LaRock has introduced HB 2238, a bill that would establish savings accounts much like the Virginia 529 college plans, but to help defray costs for families opting out of the public education system. In an email this morning, E.W. Jackson’s Unite Virginia PAC details the bill and calls on people to contact the members of the House Education Committee and ask that they vote YES to this bill:


Far too often, those who need our help the most are stuck in failing school systems that do nothing to help promote families out of poverty and into prosperity.

We cannot allow the quality of one’s education to be dictated by their social status or zip code.

That is why I have championed Parental Choice in Education for years. We must do more to take the power of education out of the hands of bureaucrats, unions, and failing school systems and put it back into the hands of the family so they can help secure a better education and a better future for their children.

This year we have an opportunity to help make Parental Choice in Education a reality.

HB 2238 would create Parental Choice in Education Savings Accounts allowing families to save money to put towards their child’s education just as they would for college. But the key to this bill is that localities will be helping as well.

Localities will contribute 90 percent of state funds appropriated for public school purposes per pupil – meaning for every dollar the state provides your locality to educate your child, 90 cents will be put into the savings account and 10 cents will go to the locality to help improve the quality of a public education.

This bill is a win-win for both families and localities, empowering parents who want to choose a different path for their children while providing localities a net gain for each student who opts for a private education.

This is a step in the right direction for Virginia’s families. Far too often students are stuck in failing systems that leave them behind in a fast moving world. We need to ensure families have options to better the lives of future generations – Parental Choice in Education does that.

We need this bill to make it to the House floor and to the Governor’s desk. You can help make that happen by contacting the members of the House Committee on Education and telling them to vote YES on Parental Choice and YES on helping ensure a future for thousands of Virginians.

  • Joseph Yost (R) – (804) 698-1012 – DelJYost@house.virginia.gov
  • Richard Bell (R) – (804) 698-1020 – DelDBell@house.virginia.gov
  • Steve Landes (R) – (804) 698-1025 – DelSLandes@house.virginia.gov
  • Roxann Robinson (R) – 804) 698-1027 – DelRRobinson@house.virginia.gov
  • Scott Lingamfelter (R) – (804) 698-1031 – DelSLingamfelter@house.virginia.gov
  • Tag Greason (R) – (804) 698-1032 – DelTGreason@house.virginia.gov
  • Mark Keam (D) – (804) 698-1035 – DelMKeam@house.virginia.gov
  • David Bulova (D) – (804) 698-1037 – DelDBulova@house.virginia.gov
  • Pete Farrell (R) – (804) 698-1056 – DelPFarrell@house.virginia.gov
  • James LeMunyon (R) – (804) 698-1067 – DelJLeMunyon@house.virginia.gov
  • Jennifer McClellan (D) – (804) 698-1071 – DelJMcClellan@house.virginia.gov
  • Jimmy Massie (R) – (804) 698-1072 – DelJMassie@house.virginia.gov
  • Roslyn Tyler (D) – (804) 698-1075 – DelRTyler@house.virginia.gov
  • Jay Leftwich (R) – (804) 698-1078 – DelJLeftwich@house.virginia.gov
  • Glenn Davis (R) – (804) 698-1084 – DelGDavis@house.virginia.gov
  • Thomas Rust (R) – (804) 698-1086 – DelTRust@house.virginia.gov
  • Mark Cole (R) – (804) 698-1088 – DelMCole@house.virginia.gov
  • Daun Hester (D) – (804) 698-1089 – DelDHester@house.virginia.gov
  • Joesph Lindsey (D) – (804) 698-1090 – DelJLindsey@house.virginia.gov
  • David Yancey (R) – (804) 698-1094 – DelDYancey@house.virginia.gov
  • Brenda Pogge (R) – (804) 698-1096 – DelBPogge@house.virginia.gov

    Please call and e-mail as many members as you can and let them know you want HB 2238 and you want all families to be empowered in the education of their children.

    No child should be denied a quality education because of a failing school system. Help make sure all Virginians get access by calling and emailing these delegates today!

    Thank you and God bless,

    E.W. Jackson
    Unite Virginia

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    2 thoughts on “Jackson: Vote YES on Parental Choice in Education

    1. Sorry E. W. but I have to disagree with you on this one. I have done research on this topic and have found we do not want School Choice or anymore Charter Schools in Virginia. They have their roots in Communism. Please read this article COMMUNISM AND COMMON CORE DIVERSION by Kelleigh Nelson, with references and links and learn for yourself. This is an excerpt from the article:

      “Should the state legislatures accept voucher/choice proposals, ALL receiving federal, state, and local tax money, MUST conform their curriculum, etc., to FEDERAL/INTERNATIONAL standards. There won’t be any elected boards to complain to about sex, drug, and death education in the schools, or the politically correct “green” nonsense.
      The words of John Chubb and Terry Moe, of The Brookings Institute and Stanford University respectively, — “Our guiding principle in the design of a choice system is this: Public authority must be put to use in creating a system that is almost entirely beyond the reach of public authority.” (Politics, Markets and America’s Schools, 1990). Please read that again slowly. Get it in your heads…they want a choice system that is beyond the reach of the taxpayer and parents!
      Do you fully understand the statement? Their plan was to fool the public into believing that school choice was a wonderful idea! What the public doesn’t comprehend is the fact that once school choice/vouchers are passed in a state, there is no more private, religious or home school education, which does not have to follow the rotten federal education requirements. Please understand that private schools cannot remain independent once they have accepted federal funding through vouchers/choice.”

    2. Additional reference on Education: Also read Charlotte Iserbyt’s work on Education.

      Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, former Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Education, blew the whistle in the `80s on government activities withheld from the public. Her inside knowledge will help you protect your children from controversial methods and programs. In this book you will discover:

      -how good teachers across America have been forced to use controversial, non-academic me

      -how “school choice” is being used to further dangerous reform goals, and how home schooling and private education are especially vulnerable.

      -how workforce training (school-to-work) is an essential part of an overall plan for a global economy, and how this plan will short circuit your child’s future career plans and opportunities.

      -how the international, national, regional, state and local agendas for education reform are all interconnected and have been for decades.

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