Frank Wagner on Education
Support rights of parents who choose to homeschool
Frank supports the right of parents and students to determine their future by taking college-bound coursework or pursuing apprentice programs in technical programs.
Frank will support the rights of parents who choose to homeschool. And Frank supports freezing tuition at all Virginia public colleges and universities by providing additional state financial aid.
Source: 2017 VA Gubernatorial campaign website WagnerVaGovernor.com
, Jan 17, 2017
Constitutional amendment for charter schools
Legislative Summary: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Virginia, relating to the establishment of charter schools: The General Assembly shall have authority to establish charter schools within the school divisions of the Commonw
Legislative Outcome:: Sen. Wagner voted YEA; introduced Dec 9, 2015; failed Senate 19-21-0, on Feb. 15, 2016.
Source: Virginia Legislative voting records on SJ6
, Feb 15, 2016
Right to religious student groups & voluntary school prayer
Legislative Summary: Codifies the right of students to
Excerpt from veto message:
SB 236 actually infringes on students' right to be free from coercive prayer and religious messaging at both voluntary and required school events. The Establishment Clause of the US Constitution forbids school-sponsored prayer and religious
indoctrination, as well as any school initiative designed to endorse prayer.
- voluntarily pray or engage in religious expression before, during, and after the school day;
- organize prayer groups before, during, and after school to the same extent that
students are permitted to organize other activities & groups; and
- wear clothing or accessories that displays religious symbols to the same extent that other types of clothing or accessories are permitted.
Legislative Outcome:: Sen. Wagner voted YEA; passed Senate 20-18-0, on Jan. 21; passed House 64-34-2, on Feb. 26; vetoed by Gov. McAuliffe on April 7.
Source: Virginia Legislative voting records on SB236
, Jan 21, 2014
Page last updated: Jul 13, 2017