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Will West Virginia Parents Finally Get Education Choice? (Guest: Senator Patricia Rucker)

February 11, 2019

With a centralized education system, West Virginia has some of the highest spending and lowest educational outcomes. Senator Patricia Rucker talks about the problem and what to do about it.

West Virginia has maintained a very centralized control over education. The results prove this with education spending in the top 20 states, while outcomes are near the bottom. Giving parents control of their children’s education is a key push for legislators this session with a wide ranging education omnibus bill containing five percent teacher raises, base education funding, allowing charter schools, and creating education savings accounts.

Author
Lennie Jarratt is the project manager for the Center for Transforming Education at The Heartland Institute.
ljarratt@heartland.org @LennieJarratt