W.Va. lawmakers look toward education ‘betterment’ session

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By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Everybody has a view on education “betterment.”

Leadership in the state Senate is talking about a comprehensive “Student Success Act.”

The House of Delegates is breaking into four special committeesto consider dozens of separate bills.

So that leaves lots of room for individual legislators to describe what they would like to see. Whether lawmakers can agree will be the big trick.

House Majority Leader Amy Summers, R-Taylor, has been suggesting a charter schools idea that would allow each county school board to determine what it wants to do.

Summers said she has asked for a bill to be drafted to reflect the concept.