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Editorial: Delegate Ellington’s fresh eyes may be what W.Va. education system needs

From The Journal of Martinsburg:

A new chairman has been named for the West Virginia House of Delegates Education Committee. House Speaker Roger Hanshaw’s choice to lead the panel is being criticized already — because he lacks a background in education.

Hanshaw, R-Clay, selected Del. Joe Ellington, R-Mercer, for the education chairmanship. Ellington has said his priorities include workforce training, higher education and the transition from K-12 schools to colleges and universities.

Good. Ensuring public school students are ready for careers or higher education has been a challenge.

But Ellington, an obstetrician-gynecologist, is being criticized by some because he has not worked in education. …

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