– Having no charter school law could amount to the same thing
The US Secretary of Education is a big supporter of charter schools – public schools that operate under reduced rules – often including freedom from union restraints – because they are overseen by a chartering organization.
In fact, the Secretary is putting our money where his mouth is, saying that the amount of the second round of federal stimulus money for schools may be heavily impacted by how well each state is implementing charter school laws.
But, charter schools are not even legal in Kentucky.
So how do you think the Secretary will feel about giving any second round stimulus money to the Kentucky Department of Education?
Of course, the Bluegrass Institute isn’t hot on the idea of stimulus money in the first place, so maybe at least in one sense this isn’t so bad – provided the US Secretary of Education sticks to what he says.