Kentucky remains one of 10 states without a law allowing charter schools, “and I think we’re probably going to remain one of the states without charter schools,” Carl Rollins, D-Midway, recently stated on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” program.
Rollins claims that nobody has convinced him that charter schools “are really going to help us make progress.”
Yet why is it that 41 other states and the District of Columbia — including six of seven of Kentucky’s neighboring states — allow charter schools while 43 other states have some type of school choice law. Kentucky has neither.
States without a charter school law: Kentucky, Washington, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Alabama, West Virginia, Vermont and Maine.
States with no school choice law: Kentucky, Washington, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Alabama and West Virginia.