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Once again – little credit to teachers

Ogden's political reporter explains the Republican governor's loss in Kentucky

Steven Allen Adams discusses the Kentucky governor race in today's Wheeling papers:

First of all, let’s pop some balloons and rain on some parades. A few narratives are out there on why this happened. The first one was that teachers played a role in ousting Bevin.

Bevin ran afoul of teacher unions during his first term. . . .

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November 11, 2019

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

So much for compromise

Mike Myer blames unions (surprise, surprise) for the rejection of the Republican omnibus education bill

Editor Mike Myer begins today’s column, “No Incentive to Compromise,” by looking first at national politics. He writes:

Clearly, compromise is dead in Washington, D.C.

I assume Myer is referring to the recent government shutdown which was originally precipitated by the president’s rejection of a compromise between . . .

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February 23, 2019

Today's Wheeling News-Register takes the “news” out of “newspaper”

Nothing on yesterday’s important school personnel vote but today’s front page did cover events from last Tuesday

Here was the top story on this morning’s WV MetroNews site:

Education workers give union leaders work action “authorization” in statewide vote

And at the top of the front page of today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail:

'It feels like deja vu'

With the subheadline:

One year after . . .

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February 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

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

Does the National Education Association actually care about education?

Earlier this month, that organization endorsed David McKinley over Kendra Fershee

Fershee's priorities and passions

One of the go-to sites to learn about candidates and what they stand for is Ballotpedia. As they do with challengers like Kendra Fershee, Republican David McKinley's Democratic opponent in West Virginia first congressional district, the site asked the candidate a number of questions about why . . .

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October 24, 2018

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