Thursday, March 16, 2017
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
www.journal-news.net), by Danyel Vanreenen, underscored my previous March 16th "Breath of Fresh Air" letter (below) to West Virginia Delegate Ron Walters (R - Kanawha County). This is an important West Virginia education reform proposal, which should lay the basis for further serious study and eventual improvement of not only our top-heavy Mountaineer educational system but also our struggling economy. Ron, Your recently introduced legislative proposal (HB 3008) truly is empowering for all of us Mountaineers and our children. It would consolidate and streamline burdensome education bureaucracies, while maintaining our local oversight of our school systems. It's also a bold step in reducing government spending and bureaucratic waste. Finally, it could and should be an important piece to solving the puzzle of how to improve the prosperity of all West Virginians, so much so that it inspired my following ditty of praise of you and your proposal: Hubba Hubba! Zing Zing! This will fix our schools, and make us sing! Indeed, your proposal is a breath of fresh air for our schools and all of us.
Go get 'em!Yours for better governance, Larry D. Kump Footnote: Some folks have confused and conflated this legislation with the "Common Core" issue. While I also am opposed to Common Core mandates, Delegate Ron Walters' proposal (bill) is not about Common Core. It is about structurally streamlining and improving our West Virginia educational system. Visit www.facebook.com/LarryDKump!