May 10, 2014 10:55 am

NPE endorses Valarie Wilson for Georgia State Superintendent

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valarie-wilsonThe Network for Public Education is pleased to endorse VALARIE WILSON for State School Superintendent in Georgia. Valarie brings the perspective of an engaged parent to the campaign and will fight to advance, protect and improve the state’s public schools and, like NPE, she opposes the forces of privatization that are working hard in Georgia.

“I’m very troubled by the movement to sell our schools to private interests. I believe all schools, including non-profit charter schools, have the potential to facilitate needed reforms and develop new teaching methods. But I oppose for-profit charter schools because they lack accountability and stability. And-unlike some of my Democratic opponents-I oppose vouchers. They don’t reach the kids who are most in need-they usually aren’t nearly large enough to cover tuition.”

Valarie Wilson has been a fierce advocate for public schools as her own child attended Decatur city schools – a thriving, diverse school system in metro Atlanta.  She has served on her local school board and helped to lead the state school board association.

Valarie’s commitment to public education and her political experience will enable her to lead Georgia during this critical time for Education in the state and nation. The Network for Public Education joins parents and teachers and other leaders throughout Georgia who know Valarie Wilson is the best candidate for the job. We ask you to please support Valarie and share this with your friends in Georgia.