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July-11-2019

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Like a prizefighter slumped in the corner of the ring, West Virginia’s embattled education reform law will have to answer another bell in coming weeks.

The West Virginia Education Association announced Wednesday it intends to sue the state over the recent passage of a bill, which it says is unconstitutional while going beyond the will of the people.

“Well, we think the whole thing violates West Virginia’s Constitution,”...

July-10-2019

By Heather Deluca-Nestor, published in The Beckley register-Herald

I felt compelled to offer an alternative perspective to the recent article (“A call for civility in teacher unions,” July 3) by state senator Rollan Roberts that states that the “present behavior of the teacher and service personnel unions behavior has been reprehensible, vindictive, retaliatory, and hypocritical.”

Two years ago I was elected President of the Monongalia County Education Association, an 8th grade...

July-08-2019

By John Quesenberry, published in the Beckley Register-Herald

As a co-president of the Raleigh County Education Association, I feel compelled to respond to the attacks on my organization and the character of my colleagues in recent remarks by my local state senator.

While I applaud and agree wholeheartedly with Senator Rollan Roberts’ comments at the end of his recent letter calling for civility, I find that plea rings rather hollow when the letter describes us as reprehensible...

July-02-2019

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

The state School Building Authority is accepting public comments through noon Friday on extensive proposed policy changes.

“Nearly every section, appendix, form, and policy was amended,” SBA Executive Director David Roach wrote in a May 29 letter addressed to SBA board members, schools superintendents and...

July-01-2019

By The Register-Herald

Now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael and his minions have wrapped up their end run around all Democratic defenses and the customary manner of advancing legislation, this moment serves as proper warning to citizens that the Republican caucuses in the House and Senate have found a convenient way around whatever roadblock stands in their way.

All of those shortcomings citizens saw in their local schools and spoke of during numerous education town...

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