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Justice Points to Education, Not Politics and Power Grabs

July 19th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia lawmakers are taking aim at how decisions are made — top to bottom — in the state’s public schools. Legislators passed a resolution in March that would put a constitutional amendment on the ballot giving them final say over statewide education policies. That would include decisions about curriculum, typically left to the state Board of Education. All this is happening while there are serious problems facing West Virginia’s schools, which continue to rank among the lowest in the country. Teachers and students face a wide variety of challenges that make everyday learning difficult. Governor Jim Justice said when it comes to providing the best education possible for kids- he has zero tolerance for politics or power grabs…