Lawmakers address need for school tech access

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

West Virginia lawmakers scored an important victory in passing wide-ranging education reform legislation earlier this year, but leadership in both the Senate and House of Delegates acknowledge the war is far from won.

House Minority Leader Tim Armstead said in neighboring Virginia, where student achievement consistently ranks among the nation's best, there is one state-level administrator for every 4,000 students. But in West Virginia, there is one for every 400 - yet its students continually lag behind their peers in other states.

Reducing the influence of bureaucracy in the Mountain State's classrooms, he believes, will be key moving forward.

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