A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While much of the discussion in the 2016 Legislature so far has focused on workplace freedom — giving workers a choice in whether to join a union — the House of Delegates is ready to tackle freedom in education.
House Bill 4011, introduced Jan. 20, would allow for the creation of public charter schools in West Virginia. A similar bill was introduced but died last year.
The bill is comprised of best practices from other states that allow public charters. Delegate Paul Espinosa, who chairs the House Education Committee, says West Virginia’s law would be among the strongest in the country.
The introduction of House Bill 4011 coincides with National School Choice Week, which “shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child,” according to the organization’s website.
West Virginia does offer some school choice options, though proponents would like to see more…