March 13, 2017 5:07 pm

Kentucky, stand up for your public schools

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In 2014, I was invited to speak to the Kentucky School Boards Association at its annual meeting. I had recently published a best-selling book about the dangers of privatizing public schools. In Louisville, I saw something I had never seen before and did something I had never done before.

Outside the grand ballroom of the hotel was a meeting area, and its walls were covered were banners made by the children in each school district. The banners celebrated the success of public schools. I was so impressed that I took out my cell phone and took pictures of some of these beautiful banners.

I came to Kentucky three years ago to warn about what the Kentucky legislature is considering right now: the authorization of privately managed charter schools.

The inevitable result of charter schools will be to harm Kentucky’s beloved community public schools and replace them with schools that are mostly run by out-of-state corporations.

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