Rep. Bernard Allen at today’s Civitas Institute
lunch praised the General Assembly’s $11 billion spending on all
education and said the lottery was a great tool to improve schools.

Allen acknowledged that money alone will not improve schools and that
competition and choice are good, he was adamant in his opposition to
charter schools, vouchers and other methods of making money follow the
child. He did not even give a nod to parents who homeschool their
children or send them to private schools.

Classic defense attorney strategy — blame the student.