Lt. Gov. candidates to discuss education in livestream from JMU


by Eric Gorton

 
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A pair of Lt. Governor candidates will discuss “The Future of Education in Virginia” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 during an hour-long forum open to the public and live-streamed from James Madison University’s JMU X-Labs. 

Del. Glenn Davis, a Republican from Virginia Beach, and Del. Elizabeth Guzman, a Democrat from Woodbridge, will answer questions from JMU students and from the Facebook audience. Organized by JMU Civic, the event will be available online at https://fb.me/e/29D7a7Cui

Davis and Guzman will field questions from the students during the first half of the program and then take vetted questions submitted through Facebook Live. 

Both candidates say education is a key concern. 

“The value of a college education is deeply personal to me, as I came to this country as a young single mother with $300 in my pocket because I did not have the opportunity to go to college in Peru,” Guzman said. 

Guzman also said quality public schools should be available to all Virginians, “including our most marginalized populations, from universal pre-K through higher ed.” Davis said, "As a City Councilman in Virginia's largest city, I made sure Virginia Beach public schools were always a top priority. As a private citizen, I helped found Green Run Collegiate, a public charter school, and serve on its Board of Directors." 

He added, “To me, supporting education isn't an 'either, or' decision, but 'all of the above.' Virginia must lead the way in ensuring that every child has access to a school that meets his or her individual needs, regardless of zip code.” 

In addition to JMU Civic, the event is co-hosted by JMU X-Labs and JMU College of Education.

 

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Media contact: Eric Gorton, gortonej@jmu.edu, 540-908-1760.

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Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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