Since its passage in the 2009 regular legislative session, Kentucky’s Senate Bill 1 (SB-1) has been hailed as one of the most important education advances since the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990.
Indeed, if properly implemented, SB-1 could offer great promise for the commonwealth.
But, SB-1 implementation has been quite problematic. Aside from the major controversy now raging about the education standards actually adopted after SB-1’s passage, a new report indicates that extra help students are supposed to get to fully prepare them for college has been largely ignored. Thousands of students who might have avoided costly college remedial classes with a little extra help in high school have not received that help.
It starts to make one wonder if anyone is minding the SB-1 store.