Justice Introduces Bill to Reform Schools

CHARLESTON–¬†Governor Jim Justice released his plan to overhaul the West Virginia public education system in the form of Senate Bill 420. After traveling the state to meet with educators, the Governor put forward bold education reforms to revive West Virginia’s schools and to improve their competitiveness nationally.

Justice wants to rein in what he calls unreasonably rigid regulations so our teachers have the freedom to teach and students can learn without being over-tested. Governor Justice is following through with his promise to make education the centerpiece of his overall vision for West Virginia while building a highly-skilled workforce for the future.
“West Virginia’s students and teachers are being crushed by a boulder of bureaucracy in Charleston,” said Governor Jim Justice. “Our local school districts and parents have lost control of what’s going on in the classroom. My plan will transform our public schools into a world-class education system that gives all of our students a shot at success and allows our teachers the freedom to teach.”
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