Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Cuccinelli in letter to governor will not defend Opportunity Educational Institution

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and candidate for governor.

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and candidate for governor.

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli sends a letter to the governor declining to defend the state’s new Opportunity Educational Institution.

 The Letter is HERE.

Cuccinelli says he certainly supports efforts to turn failing schools around.  However, his legal analysis shows that, unfortunately, this law goes about it in a way that is unconstitutional.  The Virginia Constitution states – and the courts have affirmed – that the supervision of public schools must remain with their local school districts.

He said, “This is a purely legal issue.  If the attorney general’s analysis shows that a law is unconstitutional, he has a legal obligation to not defend it.”

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Education, Politics, State Politics

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