"Virginia has shown that investments in education pay dividends, and that is a lesson that I will take to Washington."
"Reading scores on the SAT for the high school class of 2012 reached a four-decade low, putting a punctuation mark on a gradual decline in the ability of college-bound teens to read passages and answer questions about sentence structure, vocabulary and meaning on the college entrance exam."
A four-decade low.
The lesson Kaine should have learned?
If his "investment" had been put toward the development of, say, an Italian cruise line, it wouldn't be dividends he'd be getting in return. It would be bankruptcy.
Which best describes the industry that Kaine wants to pump more money into. Public education.
Question: If massive amounts of taxpayer cash have produced less-well-educated students, wouldn't a reduction in cash produce just the opposite?
Not that anyone is ever going to consider the horrid possibility.