The Times West Virginian

February 6, 2013

Too top-heavy?: VIDEO

AFT: Work to get education money into classroom

By Jonathan Williams
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — One of the biggest issues facing West Virginia’s Legislature in the upcoming session will be their response to the recently released audit commissioned by the governor’s office to investigate and make recommendations for the state’s education system.

On Tuesday, representatives from the American Federation of Teachers sat down with legislators from Marion and nearby counties to discuss their concerns with the audit and bring out suggestions for possible legislation down the road.

Delegates from Monongalia, Marion, Wetzel and Randolph counties attended, as well as state Sen. Bob Beach, who represents Marion and Monongalia counties. Teachers from Marion, Monongalia, Wetzel, Harrison, Braxton, Taylor and Barbour counties as well as higher education and service personnel also attended.

“I know you guys are going to hear a lot over the session,” Sam Brunett, president of the Monongalia County division of the AFT and a member of the state board, told the legislators.


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