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Norfolk's public schools -- an invaluable investment in our shared future

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To Norfolk's state and local representatives:

Picture this: a mid-sized, waterfront city with an enviable location on the central East Coast. A city comprised of thriving businesses, outstanding cultural and recreational opportunities, well-regarded institutions of higher education, and highly desirable neighborhoods anchored by excellent public schools. A city with a skilled, well-prepared workforce and superior quality of life.

That city can and should be Norfolk. It is a vision for our shared future that we hope you support. Unfortunately, there is a key missing piece: A fully funded public school system that is celebrated for fostering academically successful, creative, sought-after students and graduates.

We need strong and innovative public schools to educate our workers and leaders of tomorrow. Outstanding public schools attract families and businesses, strengthen neighborhoods, raise property values, and benefit everyone.

We believe that public education is vital to the strength of our community and our economy. We call on our government leaders to prioritize Norfolk's public education system as an invaluable investment in our shared future.



Norfolk GAINS, a community group open to all residents of Norfolk, Virginia. Our goal is a fully funded, vibrant public school system.


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