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Charter School Bill Dies in WV Senate, Unions Blamed
posted by: Colin | March 03, 2010, 04:08 PM   

West Virginia State Sen. Erik Wells, a Democrat representing Kanawha, killed his own charter schools bill, criticizing the unions who opposed the legislation. "Who's standing up for students of this state?" Wells asked during his speech on the senate floor, "It's not AFT, it's not WVEA." Sen. Wells accused the unions of attacking his family because he sends his daughter to private school. Although Sen. Wells was elected in 2006 with union support, one teacher union has endorsed Wells' primary opponent.

Sen. Wells promised to resurrect his charter bill. He may have more success if West Virginia is turned down during the first round of Race to the Top funding.

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written by Bob, via Facebook, April 14, 2010

Do the WV decision makers want to maintain the status quo? Do they have the courage to peer into the future and do what's right for today's young people who will inherit our world?

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