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Regulations Governing Local School Boards and School Divisions [8 VAC 20 ‑ 720]
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7/11/08  3:32 pm
Commenter: Deena Hurwitz, Associate Professor, University of Virginia School of Law

please revise regulations on public school fees

In my capacity as director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, I work with non-governmental organizations, primarily focussed on Latin America, on the right to education without discrimination.  The obligation of the state to provide compulsory primary education that is free to all without discrimination on any basis (including socio-economic class) is a concern in many developing nations of the world.   I find it surprising and ironic that Virginia has similar problems with respect to hidden fees for education.  Please revise regulations on public school fees so that all Virginia's children have genuine equal access to education.

Deena R. Hurwitz

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