But it is highly unlikely that achievement suddenly went from F to A overnight.
An independent audit by Public Works, released a year ago, called for myriad changes in state law.
Jim Phares, the new state superintendent of schools, has promised changes in the West Virginia Department of Education.
"The latest Quality Counts report reinforces the need to focus our efforts on helping county school systems increase student achievement levels by
providing resources and reallocating some WVDE staff to local and regional levels," Phares said.
Public schools do not need a money implant. Taxpayers pay plenty.
Schools do need to be managed in such a way that their results matched the Herculean effort taxpayers make to fund the effort.