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Issue Position: Education

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Rick Thompson knows from personal experience that a quality education is the surest ticket to a better life. As Governor Rick will ensure that education reform begins with input from West Virginia classroom teachers rather than Washington, D.C. bureaucrats.

In the legislature Rick has fought for innovative dropout prevention programs to combat the truancy problem and as Governor he'll work to create a statewide program to keep more of our kids in school.

Textbooks, which are an enormous expense, are often outdated soon after they're printed. As Governor Rick will investigate the feasibility of utilizing electronic textbooks so that the state can save money and our kids can have access to the most current information.


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