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West Virginia Misses Opportunity to Create High-Quality Schools for the State's Neediest Students

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.

National Alliance Statement on West Virginia's Decision to Kill Education Bill 451

Today the West Virginia House of Delegates passed a measure that effectively killed Senate Education Bill 451 by tabling it indefinitely. The landmark bill would have allowed the creation of public charter schools in West Virginia, among other provisions.