It will instead treat them with great suspicion but might hire a few.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's bill will now move to the Senate Finance Committee and to the House Education and Finance Committees.
Education unions are huffing and puffing and threatening to go nuclear if they don't get what they want.
"Teachers are very, very frustrated, as frustrated as I have seen them since 1990," Hale told Mannix Porterfield of the Register-Herald in Beckley.
Legislators should be clear about this.
West Virginians are also very, very frustrated. The denizens of the statehouse have spent decades delivering what employee groups want instead of what students need.
West Virginia has a high-cost system that fails kids. That is not acceptable.
Unions are supposed to represent the interests of their members. There's nothing wrong with that.
But legislators are supposed to fight for the interests of kids.
It's time they did so.