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Old Koch-financed poll results passed off as front page news

The headline on Thursday's Wheeling Intelligencer's front page story by Joselyn King tells us:

Poll: W.Va. Parents Want School Choice

The poll was done by the Koch-sponsored Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy. Its findings were released three weeks ago. (Isn't this old news?) Usually pollsters publish their results but . . .

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March 09, 2017

WV Public Broadcasting interviews the newest member of the West Virginia Board of Education

From bad to worse? How our government and media fail West Virginians

Last July, state school board member Wade Linger suggested a state-backed teacher liability insurance plan which was a thinly-disguised effort to lessen the power of teacher unions. Prior to that, at the end of 2014, Linger tried to change the state science standards because they dealt with climate change.

At the request of a West Virginia . . .

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March 25, 2016

Following the WV legislature 7

Yes, despite its absence from the Saturday morning "newspaper," the West Virginia legislature is still in session. Here are two bills making their way that I though you might find interesting:

Religious Freedom Bill

The House of Delegates has already passed the bill and yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee passed it and moved it . . .

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February 27, 2016

Reporting test scores

Another "fair and balanced" article from a Wheeling "newspaper"

Here is the headline from yesterday's News-Register front-page article:

Northern Panhandle Schools Flunk Test

And here's the lede:

Northern Panhandle public school districts fared poorly on West Virginia's Smarter Balanced Assessment Test, a review by the Sunday News-Register indicates.

And here's the front-page headline . . .

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November 02, 2015

"Straw Man Defense in Play"

Mike Myer describes his own Sunday column

Michael Myer's Sunday column,"Straw Man Defense in Play," is about the criticism of his newspaper's editorials on school reform. Myer notes that a number of the critics use the straw man fallacy:

Ever hear of the "straw man" strategy of deflecting criticism? It's used commonly in politics. It consists of . . .

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September 21, 2015

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