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MATTHEW LANG ANNOUNCES HIS SUPPORT
FOR OPENING PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR
IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION
Marine Veteran and Candidate for House District 36 Calls for Reopening of Public Schools
February 1, 2021
RESTON, VA – A top priority for the Virginia legislature right now needs to be resolving the vast array of issues associated with schools remaining closed for in-person instruction. In addition to the apparent degradation in the quality of our children’s education, the social and emotional impacts of isolating children for nearly a year are immeasurable.

That’s why I am calling on Delegate Ken Plum to support Senate Bill 1303. This bill requires each local school division to make in-person learning available to all students by choice of the student’s parent or guardian. Plum’s constituency understands the need to get children back into classrooms, but it is unclear whether he does.

I’m running for Delegate to bring common sense back to Reston, the 36th House District, and Virginia. That means listening to the people, not special interests like the leadership of teachers’ unions that hold their members hostage for unrelated political reasons. Virginia’s public school teachers deserve to get back to doing what they love, instructing children in the classroom.

In addition to my support for the reopening of public schools, I recognize the need to address some of the underlying issues facing our approach to education here in the Commonwealth. Part of the solution is putting the power over education back into the hands of families by funding students instead of institutions.

I agree with the majority of northern Virginia residents who support school choice. When asked the following: “On average, American taxpayers spend $15,424 per student nationwide on K-12 public education. Would you support or oppose giving parents a portion of those funds to use for home, virtual, or private education if public schools do not reopen for in-person classes?” A full 55% of northern Virginia residents said yes, and 61% of Virginia residents said yes.

Opening our public schools for in-person instruction and school choice should not be partisan issues. Unfortunately, Ken Plum and his Democratic colleagues are more interested in stymying our children’s education at the behest of union leadership than doing what is not only popular but pragmatic and necessary.

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Use of military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform
does not imply endorsement by the Army or the Department of Defense.

February 1, 2021
MATTHEW LANG ANNOUNCES HIS SUPPORT FOR OPENING PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR
IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION
Marine Veteran and Candidate for House District 36 Calls for Reopening of Public Schools
RESTON, VA – A top priority for the Virginia legislature right now needs to be resolving the vast array of issues associated with schools remaining closed for in-person instruction. In addition to the apparent degradation in the quality of our children’s education, the social and emotional impacts of isolating children for nearly a year are immeasurable.

That’s why I am calling on Delegate Ken Plum to support Senate Bill 1303. This bill requires each local school division to make in-person learning available to all students by choice of the student’s parent or guardian. Plum’s constituency understands the need to get children back into classrooms, but it is unclear whether he does.

I’m running for Delegate to bring common sense back to Reston, the 36th House District, and Virginia. That means listening to the people, not special interests like the leadership of teachers’ unions that hold their members hostage for unrelated political reasons. Virginia’s public school teachers deserve to get back to doing what they love, instructing children in the classroom.

In addition to my support for the reopening of public schools, I recognize the need to address some of the underlying issues facing our approach to education here in the Commonwealth. Part of the solution is putting the power over education back into the hands of families by funding students instead of institutions.

I agree with the majority of northern Virginia residents who support school choice. When asked the following: “On average, American taxpayers spend $15,424 per student nationwide on K-12 public education. Would you support or oppose giving parents a portion of those funds to use for home, virtual, or private education if public schools do not reopen for in-person classes?” A full 55% of northern Virginia residents said yes, and 61% of Virginia residents said yes.

Opening our public schools for in-person instruction and school choice should not be partisan issues. Unfortunately, Ken Plum and his Democratic colleagues are more interested in stymying our children’s education at the behest of union leadership than doing what is not only popular but pragmatic and necessary.

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Use of military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform
does not imply endorsement by the Army or the Department of Defense.

LATEST NEWS
February 1, 2021
MATTHEW LANG ANNOUNCES HIS SUPPORT FOR OPENING PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION

Marine Veteran and Candidate for House
District 36 Calls for Reopening of Public Schools

RESTON, VA – A top priority for the Virginia legislature right now needs to be resolving the vast array of issues associated with schools remaining closed for in-person instruction. In addition to the apparent degradation in the quality of our children’s education, the social and emotional impacts of isolating children for nearly a year are immeasurable.

That’s why I am calling on Delegate Ken Plum to support Senate Bill 1303. This bill requires each local school division to make in-person learning available to all students by choice of the student’s parent or guardian. Plum’s constituency understands the need to get children back into classrooms, but it is unclear whether he does.

I’m running for Delegate to bring common sense back to Reston, the 36th House District, and Virginia. That means listening to the people, not special interests like the leadership of teachers’ unions that hold their members hostage for unrelated political reasons. Virginia’s public school teachers deserve to get back to doing what they love, instructing children in the classroom.

In addition to my support for the reopening of public schools, I recognize the need to address some of the underlying issues facing our approach to education here in the Commonwealth. Part of the solution is putting the power over education back into the hands of families by funding students instead of institutions.

I agree with the majority of northern Virginia residents who support school choice. When asked the following: “On average, American taxpayers spend $15,424 per student nationwide on K-12 public education. Would you support or oppose giving parents a portion of those funds to use for home, virtual, or private education if public schools do not reopen for in-person classes?” A full 55% of northern Virginia residents said yes, and 61% of Virginia residents said yes.

Opening our public schools for in-person instruction and school choice should not be partisan issues. Unfortunately, Ken Plum and his Democratic colleagues are more interested in stymying our children’s education at the behest of union leadership than doing what is not only popular but pragmatic and necessary.