WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Alliance issued a statement following the passage of a new charter school law in West Virginia:
Today, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed House Bill 206 into law. In theory, the bill will allow public charter schools in the state. Unfortunately, because of political pressure from special interest groups, the bill was written to actually discourage the creation of high-quality public charter schools.
WASHINGTON, D.C. After weeks of discussions and bipartisan negotiations, the Senate Bill 14, which will allow up to 10 public charter schools over five years, passed the West Virginia Senate today.
The West Virginia Senate revived a public charter school bill in a bold move on behalf of the state's students.