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November 18, 2023

Statehouse Beat: Justice’s PEIA albatross remains

Charleston Gazette-Mail – Throughout their reign, the GOP legislative supermajority has treated public school and public employees as adversaries, perhaps because they are the literal personification of the party’s failure to achieve a core goal of drastically shrinking the size of government and government services.

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Certainly, two successful statewide walkouts by public school teachers exacerbated that feeling, as massive protests in Capitol hallways day after day left members of the Republican Party humiliated and angry.

Ever since, the GOP has been out to exact revenge, enacting measures to hamstring the state teachers’ unions and to systematically shift state funds from public education to private, parochial and charter schools.

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