By Jordan Nelson, The Register-Herald in Beckley, W.Va.
CHARLESTON, W.Va — West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, says he wants to pass a sweeping House education bill that would allow the state’s first charter schools.
Carmichael told The Associated Press on Thursday that he’s not going to try to amend the proposal when it gets to his chamber.
The House passed Wednesday night House Bill 206, their version of the Senate’s Student Success Act (Senate Bill 1039) on a 51-47 vote, allowing for the authorization of charter schools.
The charter school cap would be three until July 1, 2023. After that, three more could be added every three years. …