Bluegrass Beacon: School-choice opponents’ hypocrisy unmasked

What’s good is that school-choice policy dominated much of the closing days of this year’s gubernatorial campaign. It’s a critical issue for Kentucky, which trails most other states when it comes to school-choice policies for parents. What’s not good is that Gov.-elect Andy Beshear seems just fine with supporting organizations and policies that oppose giving…

Bluegrass Beacon: Ring education’s liberty bell in Kentucky, too

Opponents of giving Kentucky parents more alternatives when it comes to educating their children want to distract families and taxpayers and the lawmakers who represent them from the true success being achieved by public charter schools and tax-credit scholarships in some of the nation’s most challenging educational environments. The fact that national test results show…

Statement on gubernatorial candidate’s pledge to get rid of current State Board of Education members ‘on day one’

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear in a recent news conference claimed he would, if elected, appoint a new state Board of Education “on day one” and then would expect that new board would “select a new commissioner on day two.” Beshear, the state’s current attorney general, wants to replace Wayne…

Scholarship tax credits: Fact vs. fiction

Opponents of school choice often resort to misleading statements, misrepresentations and complete dishonesty to argue against giving low-and-middle-income students the chance to attend the same private schools the wealthy enjoy.  Here are the top scholarship tax credit myths debunked: 1. Scholarship tax credits will destroy the public school system Scholarship tax credits are not a…

Bluegrass Beacon: Drama of disruptive protests exacerbates testing woes

Ample evidence provided by the latest test scores assessing Kentucky’s academic performance during the 2018-19 school year suggests too many of our students struggled academically and that the drama and disruption caused by teachers’ illegal strikes and school shutdowns exacerbated the problems. The percentage of students in both Kentucky’s middle and high schools who demonstrated…