Ten months after the state Board of Education received a damning report on West Virginia's public school system, it exercised its authority and terminated then-state Schools Superintendent Jorea Marple.
There then ensued a drama in which there was an attempt to cast Marple as a victim of cruel forces.
Mountain State Justice rounded up two plaintiffs and filed suit with the state Supreme Court alleging that the board violated the state's Open Meetings Law.
The board met and fired Marple again, as state law allows.
The board wants to change a public education system that has many of the state's students scoring below average in far too many categories.
Many other state leaders, including many in the Legislature, have also had it with overregulated, overly expensive, ineffective public education.
But beating entrenched interests will not be easy.
Now we have another drama.
Lawyers Timothy Barber, Rudolph DiTrapano, Patrick Maroney and Andrew McQueen say they will sue the state Board of Education, contending that it illegally fired a will-and-pleasure employee.