Woody Thrasher on Education
I fundamentally believe in choice and competition
Q: Do you think the educational reform bill passed in 2019 is effective?
Thrasher: It included lots of great things: allowing counties to pay teachers more in critical need areas, remote areas or areas with high turnover, along with master teachers,
mentors or academic coaches; funds for teachers to purchase supplies; funds for support services; and funds for counties with smaller populations. I fundamentally believe in choice and competition. This was a good start.
Source: Williamson Daily News on 2020 West Virginia governor race
, Mar 24, 2020
For charter schools; not sure on education savings accounts
"In business, competition breeds better results, so I don't think there's anything wrong with having charter schools. I think it makes sense, and 44 other states have agreed with that." When it comes to Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), however,
Thrasher has not yet taken a position.
"This is a much more controversial issue because I think there's a reasonable argument that takes funds away from local school boards," he said.
Source: W.V. MetroNews on 2020 West Virginia Gubernatorial race
, Jun 16, 2019
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