“Any changes in education–such as the single-sex classes or the calendar–have to work with what’s in the community. We have to stop a single curriculum where we’re teaching everyone to be an engineer in college. We have to adjust our curriculum so that it meets the needs of every student. But those are decisions that the community and the individual schools should be making.”
Lee maintains that statewide efforts to improve education should be focused on how to keep quality teachers in the state. He says the quality of education we deliver, with diversified curriculums, using digital learning tools, and reaching every student, will follow suit.
“Education in West Virginia is at a real crisis point. We have to have reform that is educator-lead and educator-driven. Teachers are the expert in public education. They know the direction that we need in the classroom.”