Education: Shock in West Virginia

Though their state ranks only No. 41 in the amount it spends on each pupil, West Virginians have long balked at putting any more money into their schools. Last week, in his "state of the state" message to the legislature. Governor Cecil Underwood finally made a proposal he never dared make before—a bill to give education an additional $15 million a year in state funds. Reason for his sudden boldness: the shock felt throughout the state by the revelations of a 476-page document called the Feaster Report.

The result of an 18-month survey led by Dean Eston K; Feaster of West Virginia...

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