WVEA statement on the Amendments

The following comments on Amendments 2 and 4 are from WVEA President Dale Lee.

WVEA is pleased that the citizens of our state have rejected Constitutional Amendments 2 and 4. Voters clearly saw through the power grab from the legislature to reward large corporate donors and to continue their assault on public education and education employees.

Local control is one of the cornerstones of our county government and local school system. Rejecting the proposed amendments will allow that local control to continue.

Our members and coalition partners have worked tirelessly this fall to deliver our message and explain the consequences for our communities and schools if the amendments were to have passed. We thank the voters for supporting us.