By William E. Ellis
Kentucky is nationally popular for horses, bourbon, wealthy common assets, and regrettably, hindered by way of a poor academic method. notwithstanding its recognition isn't regularly justified, in nationwide scores for grades K-12 and better schooling, Kentucky always ranks one of the lowest states in schooling investment, literacy, and scholar achievement.
In A History of schooling in Kentucky, William E. Ellis illuminates the successes and screw ups of private and non-private schooling within the commonwealth when you consider that its cost. Ellis demonstrates how political leaders within the 19th century created a tradition that devalued public schooling and refused to effectively fund it. He additionally analyzes efforts by way of academics and coverage makers to enact very important reforms and determine enough, equivalent schooling, and discusses ongoing battles on the topic of non secular guide, integration, and the Kentucky schooling Reform Act (KERA).
A background of schooling in Kentucky is the single updated, single-volume background of schooling within the commonwealth. supplying greater than mere coverage research, this complete paintings tells the tale of passionate scholars, academics, and leaders who've labored for development from the 1770s to the current day. regardless of the present pessimism approximately schooling in Kentucky, Ellis recognizes symptoms of a colourful academic surroundings within the kingdom. by means of advocating a greater realizing of the prior, Ellis appears to be like to the longer term and demanding situations Kentuckians to prevent historical mess ups and construct on their successes.
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