During a town hall in Beckley at the Historic Black Knight, Gov. Jim Justice said he wants education reform. 

“I want things better in schools,” Justice said to the crowd of roughly 40 people. “Can they be better? You’re daggum right they can.” 

Specifically, he called for more counselors, psychologists and nurses in schools; an increase in funding for counties with fewer than 1,500 students; providing incentives for math instructors; increasing the number of Mountaineer Challenge Academies; putting more emphasis on innovation zones; and providing tax credits for teacher supplies.  

“Then let’s stop,” Justice said. “Just stop right there.”

The governor said he would have never agreed to a special session on education had Senate President Mitch Carmichael not told him everyone would be on board,

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