Kentucky’s education commissioner: US Department of Education violating state and federal law with rejection of state’s request for more time to implement science standards
In a set of comments that sound like things we have been saying for years at the Bluegrass Institute, the Kentucky School Boards Association reports Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday is exploding about federal intrusion into the state’s management of its education program. The specific trigger, according to the school boards group, is that rough-handed action by the US Department of Education (USED) is “violating state and federal law in forcing Kentucky to rush its implementation of the Next-Generation science standards.”
The school boards news release continues:
“In his weekly Web blog Friday, Holliday confirmed that USED officials had rejected his agency’s request to delay measuring the science standards in the spring 2014 K-PREP exams – an action the commissioner said is illegal.”
Wow! Talk about punching the feds right in the eye! And, there is more to this exploding story.