MEDIA ALERT: Judge rules governor’s executive order caused ‘concrete injury’ to ousted Board of Education members

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 27, 2020 (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – A federal judge agreed with former Kentucky Board of Education members ousted by Gov. Andy Beshear’s illegal and unconstitutional executive order abolishing their positions without cause or granting them due process “suffered a concrete injury.” In his ruling today regarding a case jointly filed in…

Quote of the Day – Wayne Lewis on major problems with Kentucky education, including SBDM

“Children in Kentucky who desperately need our most experienced and most effective teachers often instead have less experienced and less equipped teachers. But additionally, because school-based decision making councils (not school districts or the state) have statutory authority over curriculum, the disparities between the quality of curriculum from school to school can be incredible. In…

Talk about irony! Look at what the Kentucky Department of Education posted for President’s Day!

Talk about irony! Look at what the Kentucky Department of Education posted for President’s Day! Today is #PresidentsDay2020! Did you know that one of the presidents on #MountRushmore is Kentucky's own Abraham Lincoln? Can you name the other 3⃣? Find out why each of these presidents were chosen via @NatlParkService! https://t.co/X53pWzxs5a pic.twitter.com/nMzH0zM9Pk — KY Dept…

Bluegrass Beacon: Ky. should ride Trump’s coattails to school-choice victory

Republican legislators representing rural districts across Kentucky who want to support school choice but fear possible backlash from bureaucrats who run local schools back home received some stout political cover from President Trump in his State of the Union speech last month. While calling on Congress to pass legislation creating federal tax-credit scholarships, Trump noted…

Pastors in a state with supports for private school choice like the program

Opponents of scholarship tax credits as a way to provide more school choice options would like Kentuckians to believe that pastors are against the proposal. Currently, those opponents are trying to torpedo House Bill 350, which would finally give Kentuckians more school choice options. A group of pastors, size unknown, supposedly supports killing HB-350. Well,…

Bluegrass Beacon: Frankfort buzzes with bipartisan talk of tax hikes

Considering Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s newly released big-spending budget proposal for the upcoming biennium, perhaps Hodgenville Republican Rep. Brandon Reed, who recently filed a resolution designating October as “National Pork Month in Kentucky,” should include a companion declaration recognizing 2021-2022 as “Milk Taxpayers Dry Years.” One of the “yes” votes for such a resolution might…

Bluegrass Beacon: Ousted KBE members take stand; hospital ruse offers ‘myopic malarkey’

This General Assembly edition of Liberty Boosters and Busters begins with Kentuckians who, while neither bureaucrats nor politicians, care enough about the future of our commonwealth to take a principled stand against an unfair and destructive policy. Liberty Boosters: Most of the former Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) members are teaming up with the Bluegrass…

Bill to fix problems with Kentucky’s School Based Decision Making law moves out of Senate

Kentucky Senate Bill 7 (SB-7), which will make some important improvements to Kentucky’s troubled School Based Decision Making law, moved out of the Kentucky Senate on Thursday following a 20 – 15 vote. SB-7 makes some important changes in the division of authority between the locally elected school board and their superintendent and the state’s…