Arlington, VA (October 1, 2021) – The National Coalition for Public School Options, a national parent advocacy organization focused on ensuring every child has access to the best quality education released the statement below in response to litigation put forth by Mountain State Justice to challenge the authorization of charter schools in West Virginia.
PSO Board President Letrisha Weber stated:
“It is alarming to see an organization that claims to provide ‘aggressive legal advocacy on behalf of low-income West Virginians’ would challenge an educational law that aims to help the very West Virginians they claim to be fighting for by expanding their ability to access a high-quality education.
“It’s no secret that West Virginia ranks near last in education, making it abundantly clear that the status quo is not working for many students. That’s why lawmakers recently passed laws to expand educational options available to families. Now, this frivolous lawsuit stands to threaten the existence of these options—potentially putting West Virginia students at risk of losing access to the quality education they deserve.
“On behalf of West Virginia families, we stand with the Attorney General Morrissey and others in their fight to preserve the legislation from legal attack.”