The Courier-Journal ran an interesting Jeanne Allen Op-Ed about how charter schools can put Kentucky into an education Super Bowl a few days ago.
“Why has it been so hard to deliver this common-sense choice for Kentucky’s kids? Even while nearly 2.9 million children are served by more than 6,700 charter schools across the country, it seems that myths and misconceptions have kept Kentucky one of only seven states still denying its most needy students access to the choice of a public charter school. Unfounded arguments often deter lawmakers from taking the bold step of reforming their public school system, a monopoly that challenges its teachers, staffs and students.”
Why is it taking Kentucky so long to catch on to this better idea for kids? Who really benefits from the traditional public school monopoly in Kentucky?