Bluegrass Beacon: Provide multiple paths for charter-school creations

School-choice opponents in my Twitter domain are having 140-character conniption fits over President-elect Donald J. Trump’s stellar decision to choose Michigan philanthropist Betsy DeVos as the nation’s next education secretary. They claim their opposition is because DeVos doesn’t have “classroom teacher” on her resume. Yet what’s really at the heart of the pushback from DeVos’…

Is this the real reason why Elizabethtown’s school board doesn’t support charter schools?

The News-Enterprise reported (subscription) recently that the Elizabethtown Independent School Board had voted to oppose charter schools. The main reasons cited included a mix of incorrect information about charter schools plus something probably more telling – an expressed fear that somehow charter schools would take money away from the public school system in Kentucky. That…