Sometimes slopes are very slippery!
Nazi homeschooling goes beyond even my worst-case scenario
Grammarly tells us that “the slippery slope fallacy is a logical fallacy that claims one event or action will lead to another, more extreme event or action.” It’s a common fallacy in arguments, especially (it seems to me), when we sense we are losing and desperation sets in: “next thing you know, they’ll be (fill in with something outrageous . . .
Your West Virginia legislature at work
Solutions in search of a problem
Getting rid of adult video stores:
Another gem has dropped.#wvpol pic.twitter.com/r0jNP6SrNp— Logan (@theloganspeaks) January 23, 2023
Are there any adult video stores/arcades left in West Virginia? If there are, won’t Senator Capito’s initiative to bring broadband to everyone solve . . .
Two members of WV’s public education hierarchy now “adamantly oppose” the state’s voucher program
Where were they when the legislation was passed in 2021?
Reporter Ryan Quinn, in today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail, explains:
West Virginia’s Board of Education president and the state schools superintendent are asking a judge to block the state’s upcoming nonpublic school vouchers program.
It’s an exceedingly rare public break between the state’s top public education officials and . . .
Posted in: hope scholarshipwv educationwv vouchers
Arming teachers: Ohio’s new law awaits the governor’s signature
This is not how we solve the school shooting problem
From the Ohio Capital Journal:
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Republican state lawmakers sent a bill to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday that empowers local boards of education to allow teachers to carry a gun in the classroom. DeWine says he will sign the bill.— Ohio Capital Journal (@OhioCapJournal) June 2, 2022
By @jake_zuckerman https://t.co/9T1dNjnv86
Who could possibly be against "student success"?
Covering the effort to pass an omnibus education bill: a look at how four different West Virginia news sources headlined the same event
Yesterday, the West Virginia Senate met and considered an education bill that Republicans labeled the "Student Success Act." However, the headlines used by various WV news sources differed dramatically in their emphasis. Here is how various media headlined yesterday's attempt by Senate Republicans to pass a comprehensive . . .
Posted in: teacher unionswv educationwv teachers
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 . . .
West Virginia Republicans get their revenge on public school teachers
Senator Patricia Rucker (R-Jefferson) named the new chair of the Senate Education Committee
Ogden’s West Virginia political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, detailed the Republican plans for the upcoming legislative session on the front page of today’s Wheeling newspapers. Most of the article is an interview with Senate President Mitch Carmichael who explains Republican legislative plans as well as leadership changes.
Given . . .