Republican lieutenant gubernatorial candidate E.W. Jackson says that if elected, he would push for a constitutional amendment supporting equal resources for home schoolers.
The Chesapeake minister made his remarks Thursday on radio station WINA during “The Schilling Show.” Jackson was asked about how to “break down” the “barrier” between government schools and home schools.
“It’s going to take a constitutional amendment,” Jackson said. “I promise people I will work for that. We’ve got to make sure that a home-schooling family is like any other family that decides to send their children to a private school, a Christian school, whatever it is. That that home-schooling family gets the resources that would otherwise be spent in a government school.”
The race for lieutenant governor this year is particularly important in Virginia, where the winner would also preside over an evenly divided state Senate that often votes along partisan lines. Jackson won the GOP nomination for the state’s second-highest office in May, beating six contenders on a platform championing the Constitution and personal freedom.