An interesting Op-Ed, authored by a Jefferson County woman named Gay Adelmann, showed up in the Courier-Journal a few days ago. Ostensibly, the article pushes Adelmann’s favored school board candidates. But, her convoluted arguments betray a considerable amount of confusion regarding which entities really control education in the commonwealth.
Bluegrass Institute Scholar Gary Houchens has done a great job outlining those mistakes in his blog, “More inaccuracies from school choice opponents,” and our readers are encouraged to surf to Gary’s blog for the details.
I would, however, like to expand on something that Adelmann and many others in Kentucky do not understand, namely the awkward way the commonwealth’s schools are actually governed. While Adelmann seems to believe that much of the responsibility for what is wrong in her schools should be laid at the feet of the Jefferson County Board of Education, the truth is quite different.