NPE Action Proudly Endorses Rachel Levy for the Virginia House of Delegates
The Network for Public Education Action is proud to endorse Rachel Levy, a public school teacher, running for the Virginia House of Delegates – 55th District.
Rachel’s campaign message is that each student is someone’s child and worthy of respect and dignity. Rachel encapsulates her approach to public service the same way she defines her work as a public school teacher. Rachel’s top priority in this election is to establish a track record of good public service and representation for her constituents, to preserve and strengthen public education, to preserve our environment and conserve our resources, and to ensure access to healthcare and that healthcare and medications are affordable.
Here is where Rachel stands on the issues surrounding public education:
Charters – “I do not advocate for the establishment of additional charter schools in Virginia. Charter schools and vouchers would seriously threaten the financial viability of public schools in a rural district like the 55th.”
Vouchers-”I am opposed to vouchers, Educational Empowerment Accounts, and tax credits for scholarships to private or parochial schools. These drain money from public schools, evade oversight and accountability of public funds, can violate laws and principles regarding separation of Church & State, and often serve to subsidize the wealthy and middle classes.”
Standardized Testing – “we need a greater commitment to authentic, real-world learning experiences and richer and more meaningful metrics to measure our children’s educational abilities and accomplishments.”
Closing Schools – “Schools should not be closed to save money, to further privatization, or simply because the school is struggling. I believe in providing more resources and support to struggling schools, not closing them. In the many rural areas in my district, the local public schools are some of the only, if not the only, shared public spaces and institutions.”
Rachel Levy is an outstanding candidate who will advocate for the children, families, and communities in the 55th district of Virginia. She is an educator that understands the importance of public education as a bedrock to our democracy and as a stabilizing force for community.
Please be sure to cast your ballot for Rachel in the general election on November 2, 2021.
No candidate authorized this ad. It is paid for by Network for Public Education Action, New York, New York.