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By Roger S. Pankratz, Joseph M. Petrosko

Now educators, tuition board individuals, and policymakers can seek advice from a unmarried quantity for key classes from the nation's such a lot accomplished and longest-running university reform version. Written through a nationally admired crew of educators, researchers, and coverage analysts, All young ones Can Learnpresents very important learn findings from the Kentucky reforms, examines significant software parts, and analyzes projects that labored or did not paintings. during the ebook, the authors discover the demanding situations of imposing statewide university swap projects, supply sound recommendation for overcoming reform hurdles, and proportion useful techniques for destiny coverage and perform. Reform-minded educators from all sorts of neighborhood will locate worthy insights as they give some thought to related adjustments.

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The governor was invited to speak at the summit. In his remarks at the summit Wilkinson said, “Our schools need more money. I’ve never denied that. And I’m willing to spend more money on schools. I’m willing to find more money but not until we are willing to make a commitment to change the system so we can show people that they are truly paying for improvement. To put it bluntly, if we are not going to change the system, I’d rather spend less to be last than more to be last” (Wilkinson, 1995, p.

A10. Jennings, M. (1990, April 12). School reform and tax bill becomes law. Louisville Courier Journal, p. A1. Kentucky General Assembly, Interim Joint Committee on Education. (1988). Working paper on educational improvement—The next step! Frankfort: Author. Kentucky Legislative Record. (1990, March 21). Loftus, T. (1989, June 8). Kentucky’s entire system is unconstitutional. Louisville Courier Journal, pp. A1, A3 Office of the Governor. (1988). A plan to restructure schools in Kentucky. Frankfurt, KY: Author.

The governor pushed the Democratic leadership to support his plan, but it quickly became clear that the executive and legislative branches of government had reached a serious impasse that threatened any hopes to fund what House Bill 940 promised. In the chambers of the House legislators began talking about “going it alone,” but veterans of Kentucky politics knew the vote for the sweeping changes proposed in KERA would be close even with all the help the governor could muster. House leaders caucused and agreed to make one last effort to convince the governor to change his mind about the one cent increase in the sales tax.

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