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On charter schools, the ends justify the means for the Wheeling News-Register

Today’s paper uses two out-of-context quotes in its editorial on charter schools in West Virginia

Today’s editorial, “Writing Rules For Charters,” concludes:

The new law makes it difficult enough to establish a charter school in West Virginia. In writing specific regulations, state officials should take care not to make the endeavor impossible.

That may be the editorial's thesis. Early in the editorial, it . . .

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September 15, 2019

Learning from Ohio on charter schools?

The Wheeling Intelligencer continues its push for charter schools in West Virginia

This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial* tells us “Charters Fewer in Number, But Better” and it’s about charter schools in Ohio. It’s obviously part of Ogden’s ongoing campaign for charter schools in West Virginia. (See previous post.) Given Ohio’s major problems with charter schools, especially online ones, you would think that the . . .

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September 12, 2019

A question about charter schools for West Virginia Republicans and our local Ogden "newspapers"

If you really do believe that charter schools will improve educational outcomes in WV, why are the important discussions held behind closed doors?

Who was invited to last week’s WV Department of Education meeting on charter schools?

In a front-page article in today’s Wheeling Intelligencer, reporter Joselyn King tells us about a state meeting held last Wednesday in Parkersburg:

“WVDOE Starts Charter School Policy Discussions

King explains:

. . .

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September 10, 2019

A 5 PM Tuesday look at the Republican plan to bring school vouchers to West Virginia

The Republican legislature's comprehensive education bill would appear to have two purposes: bring vouchers (public money for non-public education) to West Virginia and punish public school teachers for last year’s defiance of the legislature. (Note, those purposes may differ with the governor’s intentions.) Despite Republican rhetoric . . .

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January 29, 2019

From today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial: “This is not a political issue”

It never is when Republicans are at fault*

I seldom comment upon local editorials about Ohio politics. (Ogden editorials about West Virginia politics are usually more than enough to keep me busy.) A sentence in the editorial, “Probe Charter School Fiasco,” caught my attention, however, and I couldn’t let it go by without some research and comments.

The editorial is about a . . .

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November 27, 2018

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