Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will help Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell promote his agenda for K-12 schools Wednesday night by phoning in to a town hall-style meeting with constituents from around the state.
Bush (R) and McDonnell (R) will discuss the governor’s “Opportunity to Learn”agenda for the General Assembly session during what is billed as a “Tele-Town Hall” meeting at 7 p.m. They will be joined by Ed Gillespie, former counselor to President George W. Bush and chairman of the Republican National Committee, who chaired McDonnell’s campaign for governor.
McDonnell has been pushing bills to make it easier to establish charter schools and fire failing teachers and principals.
He’s also called for repealing the so-called Kings Dominion law that sets the first day of school after Labor Day, but that effort died in the Senate at the urging of the tourism industry.