POOR RANKINGS — Senate President Mitch Carmichael shows some of West Virginia’s poor education rankings as he defends the need for the Student Success Act, which he will introduce Saturday during the resumption of the Legislature’s special session. — Steven Allen Adams

CHARLESTON — The president of the West Virginia Senate went to the press Thursday to defend a second attempt to introduce a massive education reform bill and get it passed in one day.

Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, held a press conference in the Governor’s Cabinet and Conference Room at the Capitol to provide more details on the Student Success Act, a 144-page draft bill released last Friday.

“This is an incredibly important subject we’re pursuing,” Carmichael said. “We’ve struggled with this issue…but we

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