Highlights from yesterday’s charter school news conference

This first video covers comments from the bill’s sponsor, Kentucky Representative Brad Montell.

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The next video, also from the press conference, contains comments from some of the proposed bill’s supporting groups and individuals.

Note in particular how much insight the two parents have about the educational situation of their children. Who says parents don’t know what’s going on and have little to contribute to the discussion?

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Note that this press conference was held in front of the Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Louisville. This school has failed to make adequate progress under No Child Left Behind for nine years – the worst record of any school in Kentucky. Thomas Jefferson would be an ideal candidate for reforming as a charter school, or, as the bill will call them, a Kentucky Public School Academy.

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