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Topic - Kenneth R. Plum
In The Washington Times news article "McDonnell urges OK for tax credits for school choice" (Web, Tuesday) Virginia Delegate Kenneth R. Plum, Fairfax Democrat, implies that he is not an implacable foe of private-school choice for needy children. When public schools are "fully funded," says Mr. Plum, advocates of corporate-tax-credit scholarships or other school-choice measures can "come back." Then Mr. Plum and fellow solons will kindly discuss the issue with them.
In general, bills dealing with illegal immigration are often used for political gain, Mr. Plum said.
"I don't really think we should be taking applicants for state jobs to be guinea pigs for the system," Mr. Plum said.