A lot of people understand that Kentucky’s largest city would benefit from more school options for students including charter schools operated independent of the stifling restrictions from bureaucracy and union influences in Louisville.
Now, however, another hot prospect has emerged with a vengeance, and this time it is Lexington – not Louisville – that becomes the newest poster child for the need in Kentucky of charter school legislation.
The Herald-Leader just came alive with an article, “Education commissioner warns of state action if Fayette doesn’t support low-achieving schools,” which discusses the deplorable support the Fayette County School District has been providing to some of the very lowest performing schools in the Lexington area. The article links to a really disturbing letter from Education Commissioner Terry Holliday that charges the Fayette County Board of Education with some really significant management shortfalls.
I wonder if the commissioner would like to turn some of those schools that the Fayette County School District doesn’t seem interested in or capable of helping into charter schools. Too bad we don’t have a law right now that would allow him to do that.