Tag: Kentucky and school choice

Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down controversial school choice measure

Editor’s note: This article appeared Thursday on foxnews.com. A controversial school choice program that would have provided dollar-for-dollar tax credits to those donating money for nonpublic school tuition is unconstitutional, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The program, blocked by lower court proceedings for more than a year, could have[Read More…]

Kentucky’s High Court can empower parental choice in education

Editor’s note: This commentary from Colleen Hroncich, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, and Caleb O. Brown, host of the Cato Daily Podcast, appeared Monday on linknky.com. Akia McNeary, a Kentucky mother of four, was disappointed when the so-called Council for Better Education filed a[Read More…]

Why school choice is needed more than ever in Kentucky

Editor’s note: This commentary appeared Thursday on courier-journal.com. Two major educational events took place over the past week. First, the Kentucky Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the lawsuit seeking to block educational choice in Kentucky. And, the Kentucky Department of Education released standardized test scores for Kentucky public schools from spring 2022. As[Read More…]

Legislature’s veto override means charter schools could soon open in Kentucky

An override of Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto Wednesday night could clear the way for charter schools to open in Kentucky, five years after they were made legal in the Bluegrass State. The House voted 52-46 to send House Bill 9, sponsored by House Majority Whip Chad McCoy. The Senate later[Read More…]

Charter school bill wins passage in Kentucky House

Editor’s note: This article appeared Tuesday in U.S. News & World Report After years of inaction, charter schools would gain a foothold in Kentucky and be supplied with a permanent funding stream under a bill that won passage Tuesday in the state House. The bill calling for initial charter school openings[Read More…]

It’s time for Kentucky to put students ahead of politics

Editor’s note: With this commentary, reimaginED welcomes its newest guest blogger, Garris Stroud, an educator, writer and education choice advocate from Greenville, Kentucky. When Kentucky lawmakers made their successful push for education opportunity accounts (EOAs) in 2021, the Bluegrass State finally seemed poised to expand educational choice where there had[Read More…]

Kentucky lawmaker discusses legal challenges to state’s new education law

Earlier this year, Kentucky State Rep. Chad McCoy carried a landmark education choice bill creating a new tax credit funded program to passage and then participated in an override of a gubernatorial veto. The education choice win for McCoy’s state came at the end of a multi-year political struggle to[Read More…]

Challenge to Kentucky school choice legislation raises concern for program’s future

A lawsuit filed last week in Kentucky challenging the constitutionality of legislation that would give low-income families the financial means to choose the educational tools they need for their children could derail that opportunity before it gets off the ground. Filed on behalf of public school boards and a group[Read More…]