READ THE\u00a0 draft Student Success Act online go to: wvlegislature.gov\/committees\/senate\/documents\/Draft-Student-Success-Act-5-24-19.pdf\r\n\r\nIf you want you can read all 144 pages of it, too, by Saturday.\r\nAlso study it, determine and propose changes and be ready to vote on it then, too\r\nWe know, it\u2019s Thursday already, and this legislation is a blueprint for upending public education in West Virginia.\r\nBut if 34 state senators are capable of deciding the future of public education in a matter of days, why not the public.\r\nOn Tuesday, state Senate President Mitch Carmichael said he\u2019s\u00a0 reconvening that chamber to vote Saturday on the \u201cStudent Success Act.\u201d\r\nJudging by what we read there are variations of this omnibus education bill from SB 451, that was tabled this winter in the House of Delegates.\r\nHowever, contrary to the wishes of many \u2014 on both sides of the aisle in both chambers \u2014 this new education bill fails to allow for consideration of individual reforms.\r\nIt\u2019s either all or nothing, which undermines the entire deliberative process in the interest of political expediency.\r\nAs contentious as some items in this bill are \u2014 withholding pay for teachers if a school is closed because of a strike \u2014 even bringing this bill to a floor vote appears improbable.\r\nTo even begin and complete action on a bill in one day requires a super-majority vote to suspend the rule that requires reading bills on three separate days before passage.\r\nThat\u2019s four-fifths of senators \u2014 28 of them \u2014 to agree on just this little detail. The state Senate has 20 Republicans and 14 Democrats.\r\nTwo of those Republican senators, and all 14 Democrats consistently voted against the last version of an omnibus education bill. That reduced the passage of SB 451 in the Senate to 18-16 votes for passage, one shy of a tie, which automatically kills bills.\r\nHow the Senate president expects to get to the super-majority mark is beyond us and probably him, too.\r\nAnd\u00a0 still more problematic is if the rules are suspended and this legislation passes it advances to the House.\r\nThe House is taking a more pragmatic approach to education reform. Delegates are divided into four select subcommittees \u2014 25 members on each \u2014 to consider individual bills.\r\nAt least 10 individual bills are already on the House\u2019s agenda and many more are expected when this chamber reconvenes\u00a0 in a special session of the entire Legislature.\r\nWhen you rush through something\u00a0 in a hurried manner you might expect an A. But it\u2019s far more likely you flunk.