January 2017

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January 31, 2017

West Virginia’s budget — from bad to worse
Hoppy Kercheval, Talkline host

Humorist Will Rogers said, “Last year we said, ‘things can’t go on like this,’ and they didn’t; they got worse.”

That sums up where West Virginia is now with its budget predicament.  Jim Justice talked a lot during the campaign about the state’s fiscal challenges and how he would bring a fresh approach to the problem.  He frequently reminded voters that it really wasn’t going to be...

January 31, 2017

WVEA head says homeschool vouchers could bode ill for many
By Jessica Farrish, Register-Herald Reporter

Speaking to members of the Raleigh County Education Association Monday, West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee told teachers that paying parents to homeschool their children is not a good move for education in West Virginia. He urged educators to contact United States Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito to ask them to vote against...

January 31, 2017

West Virginia Board of Education President Michael Green and Vice President Lloyd Jackson resigned their positions with the State Board effective immediately.

Green and Jackson issued the following statements:

Michael Green:

I was asked to serve on the State School Board back in 2009 by Governor Manchin. I do not come from the “education community”. My years of experience come as a result of being a successful technologist, business...