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Taking Baby Steps on Education

February 16, 2013

In some of the most important aspects of public school reform in West Virginia, baby steps may have to be the way we proceed....

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Feb-19-13 8:31 AM

football players graduate and they never were good readers.will this continue?our politicians graduate from college and we see what they can do.middle school kids these days can't spell the words that we had to know in the third grade.old teachers were the better teachers.thank god for elementary learn nothing after that unless it's of your own doing.middle and high schools have too many party days.

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Feb-16-13 11:43 AM

"What do we do about that? Tomblin's prescription will help. He wants to ensure every new elementary school teacher has good training in how to teach reading."

So how long will they wait until the "new" teachers are replacing the "old" teachers?

Tomblin also wants to get more children involved in early childhood education - beginning as early as birth. For the first few years, clearly, education is up to parents or guardians. But so-called "pre-K" programs exist in West Virginia - and have been very effective in some Northern Panhandle counties. Please define "effective!"

The President and the DEPT of Education director claimed that for every $1 spent on education $7 are saved....where did they get that stat?

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