HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Some educators are frustrated with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s proposed $1.2 billion education budget and said the funding just will not cut it.
On Thursday, hundreds of teachers and education advocates gathered at budget hearings across Virginia to voice their concerns.
Kathy Beery, a local member of Virginia Educators United, was among those teachers in Richmond. She calls the budget a “slap in the face.”
“It’s not new money. It’s just adjusting to the number of kids we have, and we’d do that anyway,” Beery said. “The new money he’s proposing is not early enough.”
In a press release, Northam said his budget was one of the largest new investments in education in the state, ever. The proposal includes a 50