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Press Release from Richmond First District City Council Candidate Mike Dickinson on Schools!

Richmond City Council Candidate Concerned about Richmond Public School Students.

Richmond, Virginia, August 3, 2020   For Immediate Release – Mike Dickinson announces comments about his concern for Richmond Public School Students.

Mike Dickinson, candidate for Richmond City Council 1st District says, “It is UNACCEPTABLE our children will not receive FACE TO FACE instruction from the Richmond Public Schools. According to the Virginia Department of Education the drop Out rate is 30% (up from 20% in 2016!). Our standardized test scores lag the state average by 50 points. Our most at risk children do not have access to stable wi-fi to support virtual instruction.

City Council MUST institute a voucher program for any parent who sends there child to private school with FACE TO FACE instruction. Take the money from the school board budget. In addition, fifty percent of Richmond Public Schools do not have a functioning Parent Teacher Association (PTA). 

This “pandemic pandering” has gone too far. We cannot let the next generation of kids minds rot with virtual instruction. We need to get them IN FRONT of live teachers.

I am dedicated and focused on RESULTS, something our current School Board is not.”

Blogger’s Note: I am informally helping Dickenson in his campaign. I certainly agree about the schools being reopened with reasonable precautions. Corey Fauconier is also helping Mike too. Here is his website.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

2 Responses to “Press Release from Richmond First District City Council Candidate Mike Dickinson on Schools!”

  1. Robert E Shannon
    Twitter:
    says:

    Senator Amanda Chase needs to capitalize on this and repeat the strategy Gov. Ron DeSantis used in Florida

    DeSantis went into the inner city neighborhoods and preached the open choice on public education allowing parents to get their kids out of the rotten corrupt failing public schools.

    Internal polling has shown DeSantis picked up his winning margin in this demographic. Chase ignores this at her own peril Bob Shannon

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