Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) says someday school money will follow the child to whatever school they choose to attend

KSBA spokesman Brad Hughes, whose organization represents interests of traditional school districts in Kentucky, recently wrote some common sense about traditional public schools and the growing movement for school choice: “Americans like to choose and ‘choice is a new American value. How can we bring this flexibility to all public schools? The day will come…

National support for school choice on the rise

According to recent findings from the Friedman Foundation’s 2014 Schooling in America Survey, 74% of  Americans have a pessimistic outlook on the federal government’s involvement in K-12 education. The survey also found 58 percent of Americans think that K-12 education has gotten off on the “wrong track.” And who can blame them? In Kentucky alone,…

Milton Friedman – and YOU – on vouchers for school choice and low-income families

From the new Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice 2014 Schooling in America Survey (Page 45): “A school voucher system allows parents the option of sending their child to the school of their choice, whether that school is public or private, including both religious and non-religious schools. If this policy were adopted, tax dollars currently allocated…

Bluegrass Beacon…Accountability in public education: What’s good for the goose is the same for the gander

Opponents of giving Kentucky parents control over where their children attend school claim such policies would result in a lack of accountability. Louisville Rep. Mary Lou Marzian fretted on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” in February that charter schools – which simply are innovative public schools chosen by parents rather than assigned by the system – “have…