Editorial - First, the money issue
A state task force studying ways to equalize education spending across West Virginia has informed Gov. Cecil Underwood that it won't make a Monday Dec. 8 deadline for delivering its report. We'll waive the usual penalty for late homework if the report comes up with a good solution to this knotty problem.
Underwood named the panel this spring after Cabell County Circuit Judge Dan Robinson ruled that the state had never implemented a 1982 order to equalize school funding. The judge gave the state a year to do it. After that, he said, he would appoint a commissioner to do the job.
If the judiciary gets involved in decisions the legislature should make about how to spend taxpayers' money, it will be a sad day indeed and an admission that elected representatives aren't up to the job.