The "general" authority resides with the West Virginia State Board of Education. The West Virginia Constitution assigns the responsibility for furnishing the children of West Virginia a fair and equitable education to the Legislature, our representatives in Charleston. But, the Legislature has given that authority to the state board by allowing them to write rules and make policies that decide what our children will learn and how they will learn it. When the governor, the Senate and the House of Delegates are all controlled by one party it is a disaster. The governor appoints the members of the state board, each to serve a nine-year term; the board in turn appoints the State Superintendent of Schools.