Rasoul receives Solid as a Rock education award

Rasoul HeadshotThe Virginia Educators Association (VEA) recognized Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) this past week with its “Solid as a Rock” award, indicating a 100 percent rating for his 2015 voting record. This is the second year in a row that Rasoul has received a 100 percent rating from the VEA.

Rasoul backed budget amendments that gave pay raises to teachers and did not cut funding for K-12 education.  He supported measures to do away with the A-F school grading system and opposed ones that would divert funds away from public schools, all of which were part of the VEA’s 2015 legislative priorities.

“I’m a product of local public schooling and can say that Virginia’s public education system provided me with a great foundation and quality instruction,” said he said. “It is my goal to make sure that Virginia’s children continue to have

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