By DYLAN VIDOVICH
The Logan Banner
LOGAN, W.Va. — West Virginia Senate Bill 451, the education omnibus bill, was discussed at Thursday’s Logan County Board of Education meeting.
Leah Clay-Stone, a special education teacher at Logan High School, gave a presentation in which she compared the proposed bill to Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian novel, “Fahrenheit 451.” Clay-Stone says she sent the typed presentation, entitled “Dystopian Observations, West Virginia Legislators and a Plea,” to every state senator, every delegate and Gov. Jim Justice.
“Are we on our way to our own dystopia?” Clay-Stone asks. “The Senate actually numbered a bill that dismantles public education 451, the temperature a fire must be for book-paper to catch and burn. I’m concerned SB 451 is passing through the Senate faster than the speed of the reckless, fast drivers in Bradbury’s novel.”
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