We believe every child in Kentucky should have equitable access to a high-quality, publicly funded education. We believe publicly funded schools should be democratically controlled by and accountable to their local communities and function effectively as foundations of our democracy by creating thoughtful, informed and educated citizens; that publicly funded education must focus exclusively on our children’s growth and development, not on making profits or pushing special agendas; that curriculum should be developmentally appropriate, representative of diverse perspectives and inclusive of a wide range of subjects; and that all school environments should be healthy, nurturing places capable of effectively meeting the needs of all students in Kentucky.
Our main priorities focus on:
- Encouraging legislators to restore funding of public schools to pre-recession levels, and fully fund schools and programs so that all students can be successful.
- Preventing charter schools from taking funds away from already struggling public schools.
- Seeking authentic assessments that help children achieve their potential, while reducing the dependence and unhealthy obsession with high stakes tests.
- Stopping vouchers and scholarship tax credits from taking money from our public schools while shifting resources to private and religious schools.