“This contest is now a clear choice between protecting public education and providing an excellent education for all Georgia families, or gutting public education for corporate profit,” Wilson said.
DECATUR, GA. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014
Valarie Wilson, former Chair of the City of Decatur School Boards and past President of the Georgia School Boards Association, will head into a runoff for State School Superintendent as the only candidate dedicated to protecting public education in Georgia.
“This contest is now a clear choice between protecting public education and providing an excellent education for all Georgia families, or gutting public education for corporate profit,” Wilson said. “This will be an election, not an auction. Massive money poured into this race by groups committed to privatizing our public schools must not prevail over Georgia students and their futures."
Wilson’s campaign has consistently stressed opposition to privatization of public schools and the shell-game tax scheme that sends millions to for-profit education companies and private and religious schools.
“Instead of weakening our public schools, I will work tirelessly to reduce class sizes and restore local control. I am the only candidate with experience balancing a school district budget and managing professional staff, and I will use that experience to increase funding to our schools and restore a full 180 days to Georgia’s school year. I’ll bring teachers, parents, and administrators together to recommend a fair funding formula that does not leave urban and rural children behind, and I’ll fight the parasitic efforts to drain resources from our schools. And I will continue to push expanded pre-K programs like the one I started that was praised by President Barack Obama.”
Valarie is a long-time advocate for public education who has spent more than 20 years in public service. She is a past member and president of the Georgia School Boards Association and has served on the City Schools of Decatur School Board. Valarie stands for adequate funding for education and support for teachers, and against the privatization of the school system through vouchers and for-profit charter schools. Learn more about Valarie and how to support her campaign at http://www.valforeducation.com.