As the father of four children, Jimmie knows that a great education is the key to a successful future. And as our delegate representing the 72nd District, Henrico County, Jimmie will work smaller class sizes and higher standards, and in focusing and retaining the best teachers.
The 65% Solution
Jimmie Massie supports an education plan to require that at least 65% of the state education budget is spent on direct instructional classroom services such as teachers, books, computers and other classroom materials. This plan would increase classroom spending in Virginia by $393 million dollars a year without raising taxes.
Recruiting and Retaining the Best Teachers
To recruit and retain the very best public school teachers, Jimmie Massie supports merit pay and bonuses for veteran educators who meet measurable performance benchmarks.