Battle rages in W.Va. over control of public school policy | app

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Voters in West Virginia will have the final say on a ballot question that would change the state’s constitution to give the Republican-dominated legislature control of virtually every aspect of public education.

The vote comes amid a raging nationwide fight over the politicization of schools. Republican leaders in West Virginia have joined politicians elsewhere in pushing to regulate how topics such as race are taught in classrooms and channel public money into alternative education options, including charter schools and voucher programs.

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