Commentary: Tomblin faces decision on 180 days
By Hoppy Kercheval, WV MetroNews
For years, the goal of 180 days of instruction for public school children in West Virginia was taken lightly. Arbitrary start and end dates to the school year, combined with snow days, contributed to many counties consistently failing to meet the standard.
That changed in 2013 when the legislature passed Governor Tomblin’s comprehensive education reform bill, which opened the...