Is Gov. Matt Bevin’s two-year budget proposal with its 70 suggested program cuts, including slashing funding for a teachers’ professional-development project, really anti-education or could some of these programs be provided in a more efficient and effective manner? And how much do these programs affect the education of children in the classroom?
These questions and more will be debated Monday night on Kentucky Educational Television’s “Kentucky Tonight,” an award-winning statewide public affairs program hosted by Renee Shaw at 8 p.m. ET.
Watch the hour-long show live on KET and at www.ket.org/live.
Martin Cothran, senior policy analyst for The Family Foundation of Kentucky will join Bluegrass Institute president and CEO Jim Waters in promoting choice and innovation in Kentucky’s education system.
Read recent posts about what’s happening in Kentucky’s public education system, including this post containing comments from an obviously sharp young freshman in the Jefferson County Public Schools, and the need for reforming Kentucky’s School Based Decision Making policy here.
Other panelists include Tom Shelton, executive director of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents, and Brigitte Blom Ramsey, executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.
Viewers with questions and comments may send e-mail to email@example.com or use the message form at www.ket.org/kytonight. Viewers may also submit questions and comments on Twitter @ket, #kytonight or on KET’s Facebook page. All messages should include first and last name and town or county.
Plan to call in during the program with your comments and questions at 1-800-494-7605.
Kentucky Tonight programs are archived online, made available via podcast, and rebroadcast on KET, KET KY, and radio.
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