The Kentucky General Assembly couldn’t get its work done in the constitutionally mandated 60-day session held earlier this year. So it’s coming back to try again in a special session — at a cost of at least $63,000 a day.
Of course, one of the reasons there wasn’t an agreement reached during the regular session is because the Kentucky Senate would not cave on the House’s demands for wads of extra spending.
What’s missing from all this? Charter schools.
Gov. Beshear seemed to find agreement to add alcohol sampling licenses, but he has little backbone when it comes to plight of the thousands of failing children in Kentucky schools.
The governor said he wouldn’t add charters to the session’s agenda if there wasn’t agreement between House and Senate leaders. True leaders may say that, but then they work hard to secure such agreements, something we have yet to see from Beshear. Governors of states providing charter school options led the fight in many cases.
What grade would you give Beshear on leadership for our kids and our future?