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Topic - Virginia School Boards Association
Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II has declined to defend one of Gov. Bob McDonnell's signature education reform laws in court, saying he agrees with critics that it is unconstitutional.
Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell with a stroke of a pen could compel school districts to require that elementary and middle school students receive at least 150 minutes of physical education a week. But the bill is getting increasing pushback, with opponents saying it constitutes an unfunded mandate by the state at a time when school districts are strapped for money.