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    Rep. Eric Cantor talked with kindergartners at Patrick Henry Charter School in Richmond last month. The students are (from left) Anna Sherrod, Lain McLillard and Joysiah Mouzone.

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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 12:00 am, Wed Jul 24, 2013.

The goal of every parent in Virginia and across our nation is to provide greater opportunity for our children. The idea that each generation has it better than the last is woven into the fabric of our country. Yet, for the first time in our history, parents now fear whether this American promise will be realized for their children.

We must restore hope for a brighter future and we can start by focusing on education. A good education is the most basic and fundamental opportunity we owe each and every child. Yet, all too often we fail our children, especially those in low-income neighborhoods. Enough is enough.

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