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By Roger S. Pankratz, Joseph M. Petrosko

ISBN-10: 078795523X

ISBN-13: 9780787955236

Now educators, university board contributors, and policymakers can discuss with a unmarried quantity for key classes from the nation's such a lot finished and longest-running college reform version. Written by way of a nationally fashionable workforce of educators, researchers, and coverage analysts, All young children Can Learnpresents very important study findings from the Kentucky reforms, examines significant application parts, and analyzes projects that labored or did not paintings. in the course of the ebook, the authors discover the demanding situations of imposing statewide college switch tasks, provide sound suggestion for overcoming reform hurdles, and percentage important suggestions for destiny coverage and perform. Reform-minded educators from every kind of neighborhood will locate necessary insights as they examine comparable alterations.

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The group they created was named the Commonwealth Task Force on Education Reform, later called the Task Force on Education Reform. After considerable discussion about the composition of the task force, they agreed the governor would appoint six members and that Blandford and Rose each would appoint eight members from the House and Senate. Wilkinson named his secretary of the cabinet, chief of staff, budget director, the secretary and deputy secretary of the education and humanities cabinet, and one additional member from the governor’s administrative staff.

As chief budget officer for the department of education and an employee of the state, he had been limited in what he could do to challenge these inequities; but as a private citizen, he saw new possibilities. Because he knew the facts behind the poor educational opportunities for students in Appalachia, he saw the legal system as a tool he could use to good effect. Guess began to share with superintendents of some of the poorest Kentucky school districts his vision of a successful lawsuit. They were in strong agreement with his goal to leverage support for poor districts, but the legal and legislative battles 13 they were less certain about his belief that they could win a fight against Kentucky’s powerful General Assembly, governor, and State Board for Elementary and Secondary Education.

M. (1988, June 3). Legislators to appeal school ruling; court’s authority in case questioned. The (Louisville) Courier-Journal, p. A1. Dove, R. , Jr. (1991). Acorns in a mountain pool: The role of litigation, law and lawyers in Kentucky education reform. Lexington, KY: Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Foster, J. D. (1999). Redesigning public education: The Kentucky experience. Lexington, KY: Diversified Services. Garrett, B. (1989, June 8). Will Kentucky seize the moment to improve schools?

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