Kentucky: A Fabulous Strategy to Replace Legislators Hostile to Public Schools

Diane Ravitch's blog

I have always said that the three groups best equipped to fight corporate reform were students, parents, and retired educators. Given the amazing success of Pastors for Texas Children in blocking vouchers, I must add a fourth category. These are people who cannot be accused of having an ulterior motive. They are free to speak out and act.

Kentucky activists, mainly retired educators, are fielding candidates to challenge legislators who harm public schools. Forward Kentucky has the story.

“One of the striking stories of the 2018 elections in Kentucky is how many educators and former educators are running, and how many other candidates listed public schools and education as a prime reason for their entering the race. How did this happen?

“In this post, Gay Adelmann of Save Our Schools KY (and a ForwardKY contributor) describes her own work, and the work of others, to be sure that incumbents who…

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