Lenora Yarbrough on School Choice

I am a big fan of the Louisville parent and grandmother Lenora Yarbrough. She comes out to every school choice/charter school event I have been to. Mrs. Yarbrough is one of the most well spoken & energetic people that speak about this subject! She was also featured in our other videos Virginia Walden Ford (November 2009) & Charter…

Beshear does not retain only working business and industry person on Kentucky Board of Education

The Courier-Journal reports that Governor Steve Beshear has replaced Kentucky industrialist Billy Harper on the Kentucky Board of Education with Leo Calderon of Edgewood, Kentucky. The newspaper provides no information on the appointee other than his residence, and neither the governor’s office nor the department of education have public news releases about the appointment available…

Attention Kentucky lawmakers who claim you don’t know what a charter school is: Read the bill

In a recent interview on “Pure Politics,” Rep. Brad Montell, R–Shelbyville, said “most legislators on both sides of the aisle, frankly, don’t know enough about charter schools.” A bill sponsored by Montell that would allow charter schools in Kentucky was heard in the House Education Committee in February of this year. Montell requested that no…

Kentucky’s education system will get left out as charter networks expand

Education Week reports (subscription?) that several charter school operators are planning to expand to other locations outside of their home states. Says Education Week: “Until now, organizations such as Aspire Public Schools and Rocketship Education, both headquartered in California, and BASIS Schools, Inc., of Arizona, which have been held up as worthy of emulation, have…