In 1990, the state achieved 5.10 NAEP proficiency points for each $1 billion it collected for education. By 2009, that efficiency rating had slipped to only 4.57 proficiency points per each $1 billion collected.
To achieve a 90 percent proficiency rate in math would cost well over three times the amount currently spent.
We must find better, more efficient ways to educate Kentucky’s students. Charter schools, which frequently provide better academic results at significantly less cost than traditional public schools, is an idea whose time has come.