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Tomblin Declares Education a Priority

Governor outlines leaner spending plan for the year

February 14, 2013

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia must ensure that every child finishes third grade reading at that level, help its nationally certified teachers keep their vaunted status and allow local control of......

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DisplacedWVian

Feb-14-13 1:51 AM

Great Tomblin. But just so you know, more money isn't the answer.

Competition, competition, competition!!! It works in business, why not let it work in education??

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dyingov

Feb-14-13 7:14 AM

WV education priority!

"West Virginia must ensure that every child finishes third grade reading at that level."

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LogHog

Feb-14-13 7:21 AM

schools in every state need to teach at least one class in Common Sense. and at least one class in Basic Economics for Life. But where would the teachers come from to teach such lessions?

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daWraith

Feb-14-13 7:48 AM

Sounds like Owebama, spend MO MONEY on teachers who vote straight Demorat ticket.

This produces just more BuckWild graduates who think the back of a pickup is a hot tub and higher education is graduation from junior high.

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Highland

Feb-14-13 8:05 AM

The school-age population has decreased because parents move out of state to look for jobs. How about some tax and regulation reform, EarlRay, that would make WV a more attractive place in which to do business? No way - it's business as usual, which means the union bosses and personal injury lawyers in the Legislature continue to destroy the state's economy.

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dontbefoolish

Feb-14-13 8:56 AM

Common sense means proofreading your post before you click "Post Comment".

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REDNECK

Feb-14-13 9:44 AM

EXCELLENT SPEECH GOV. TOMBLIN. PLEASE FIX OUR TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM. RIGHT NOW A TEACHER CAN RETIRE AT LUNCHTIME, AND GO BACK TO TEACHING AFTER LUNCH AS AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR THEREFORE DOUBLE DIPPING FROM OUR TREASURY.THIS ALSO KEEPS OUR YOUNGER TEACHERS TO BE WORKING AT OTHER JOBS IN EFFECT WASTING THEIR NEWLY LEARNED TALENTS.

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mikeyd

Feb-14-13 10:22 AM

our BOE decided awhile back that kids don't need home ec or shop anymore.all the equipment was removed from the rooms and disappeared.the people had nothing to say about it.anything bad about these schools starts with the BOE.GOVERNOR TOMBLIN,you need to meet with every county superintendent and hold them accountable.otherwise they do what they want.and what they are doing isn't working.

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dyingov

Feb-14-13 1:56 PM

Gobernor's Moore, Rocky, Moore again, Caperton, Underwood, Wise, Manchin and now Tomblin ALL declared public education as the most important issue facing WV....43 years and running. How has that worked out?

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wvhoopie2

Feb-14-13 3:11 PM

Build a solid foundation of reading, English and basic math for the first 4 years. Then start letting the students diversify their studies . Too many administrators are coming up with new ideas that flop and the students fall further behind in basic knowledge and skills.

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wvhoopie2

Feb-14-13 3:12 PM

One big fact is that not everyone goes to college. Why not teach the basics so the student can handle the basic common sense thing in life like reading, doing math and enough English to write a resume. The US has not accomplished this across the nation but still tries to make everyone a college graduate.

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wvhoopie2

Feb-14-13 3:26 PM

I would like to see a breakdown of State Legislatures by: No HS Diploma, GED, HS Diploma, Two Year College Degree or Actual 4 year College Degree not the old resume comment of attended WVU or some college (like one course) but never earn a degree. Then we might understand the state of WV in some of the laws they have make.

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wvhoopie2

Feb-14-13 3:34 PM

Even with a college degree or HS diploma you need COMMON SENSE or you end up with high speed routers that are too complicated, lack right connections, or not needed at all. It like giving HOME RULE to cities and you end up with more fees and taxes because the council did not know how to control cost at the government level and the taxpayer keeps footing the bill for their mistakes.

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wvhoopie2

Feb-14-13 4:08 PM

Now I see the education problem. HOME RULE submitted 25 proposals. Fourteen or 11 (accoriding how you count duplications ) implemented and 5 of the 14 implemented statewide. The report on HOME RULE says it was a success. With this type of math every student in WV should be college material. With this type of math at the State level look out for fee and taxes . End HOME RULE before it kills growth of jobs.

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MomOf2Girls

Feb-18-13 10:15 AM

Where was Gov. Tomlin when he received THOUSANDS of calls from worried parents this past fall when HUNDREDS of WV children were kicked out if schools? Oh yeah, that's right. He was too busy to be bothered! My 6yr old is STILL out of school Gov. Tomlin. My faith does not reside in you. That's for sure.

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