I was pleased to participate in last night’s Kentucky Tonight broadcast on KET along with Kentucky Senator Mike Wilson, Kentucky Representative Derrick Graham, incumbent head of the Prichard Committee Brigitte Blom Ramsey and guest show host Renee Shaw (show online here).
We had a lively discussion about many education issues that are likely to come up in the 2016 session of the Kentucky legislature, including the issue of charter schools. However, when so many topics are covered in only one hour, a lot was left unsaid. So, I’ll be following up with some blogs about things you might want to know more about.
For this first Follow-Up, I’ll discuss perhaps the biggest controversy that came up on the show, which involves reports from the Stanford University’s CREDO research team. I only had a moment on air to inject some of the “Rest of the Story,” as the late Paul Harvey liked to put it and I think Kentuckians deserve to know more.
As is almost inevitable when charter schools are discussed – one of the other guests on the show started to discuss findings from CREDO (actually The Center for Research on Education Outcomes). However, the person who brought up the CREDO reports didn’t provide the full story, which I tried to quickly inject into the conversation.
For “The Rest of the Story” about what got left out of the discussion of CREDO last night, click the “Read more” link.