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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 . . .

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June 02, 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

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 . . .

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December 12, 2018

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 . . .

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March 25, 2016

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