As the West Virginia Legislature continues its special session, education stakeholders spoke Wednesday morning at the West Virginia Board of Education meeting about the ongoing debate on education reform. 

“I come before you today as a very tired man,” said West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee. “What I’m tired about is all the attacks on public education. I’m tired of people telling us how bad we are.” 

While pushing for charter schools, education savings accounts (ESAs) and more local control, Senate Republicans have criticized the public school system, citing poor achievement statistics in West Virginia and arguing the schools are maintaining the status quo. 

“Let me be clear,” Lee said Wednesday. “There is no teacher, no service personnel, no administrator in public education that wants

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