By Mark Mix
Home day care providers would be forced into unions
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
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.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell headlined a rally in Capitol Square on Tuesday to advocate for a crucial element of his 2012 education agenda: a voucherlike program granting tax credits to companies that provide scholarships to low-income children.
Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell said Monday he will move up by 18 months the deadline for state agencies to start checking the legal status of state employees.
"I don't have a problem with the ultimate goal [of E-Verify]," he said. "But the process seems to often be done with a lot of fanfare and lengthy press releases to suggest it's more to curry favor."
"I don't really think we should be taking applicants for state jobs to be guinea pigs for the system," Mr. Plum said.