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Teachers unions in West Virginia are using strikes and work stoppages to ask for higher wages and increased benefits. They’re also using this strike as an opportunity to voice their opposition to legislation that would offer education savings accounts to special needs students.
The teachers’ strike over pay and benefits shouldn’t be muddled with whether lawmakers allows education freedom for some of the Mountain State’s most vulnerable children. This is political opportunism at its worse.
ESAs can help many families with special needs children access alternative education that could better suits their needs. Without ESAs, students are left with the status quo, which may not provide them the best environment in which to learn.
West Virginians want more education freedom for their students and 56 percent favor ESAs.
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