Lawmakers must talk to teachers

Dear West Virginia elected officials: You have been saying we need public “education reform.” Ok, then, what is your plan to accomplish that? Unless you plan on actually going to your local public schools and meeting one-on-one with those working there, you have no viable plan since you know nothing about what our educators face each day.

I could list many of them here, but you need to properly educate yourself (unless you are already a public school educator). So far, it looks like your plan is to depend on out-of-state lobbyists and your legislative leadership to tell you what the plan is.

There will be a special session soon to address “education reform.” I challenge you, before this school year is over, to actually talk to those who are the best resources for needed reform and not rely on poorly attended “town hall” meetings.

Bruce Wendelken