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By Roger S. Pankratz, Joseph M. Petrosko

Now educators, university board participants, and policymakers can check with a unmarried quantity for key classes from the nation's so much entire and longest-running college reform version. Written via a nationally fashionable staff of educators, researchers, and coverage analysts, All childrens Can Learnpresents vital examine 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 tasks, supply sound suggestion for overcoming reform hurdles, and percentage beneficial techniques for destiny coverage and perform. Reform-minded educators from all types of neighborhood will locate beneficial insights as they think about related alterations.

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Wilkinson threatened to call a special session on education. To lay the groundwork for such a session, he distributed another public document in the summer of 1988: a question-and-answer dialogue about his new plan for education in Kentucky (Office of the Governor, 1988). As Kentucky moved toward a potential 1989 special session, Wilkinson released two more documents under the title A Plan to Restructure Schools in Kentucky. One was a detailed framework and the other, proposed legislation (Wilkinson, 1989).

A bill laying out Wilkinson’s plan was passed in the Senate and sent to the House. With directives from the Democratic leadership the bill died in a House committee. The failure of the House leaders to support the governor’s plan set up a showdown between the governor and legislative leaders. Wilkinson threatened to call a special session on education. To lay the groundwork for such a session, he distributed another public document in the summer of 1988: a question-and-answer dialogue about his new plan for education in Kentucky (Office of the Governor, 1988).

5–6). At that meeting two school finance experts explained the basis for possible legal action. The superintendents appointed a steering committee to recruit new members and seek legal counsel. In October Guess and several superintendents paid a visit to former governor of Kentucky Bert Combs. Combs, a partner in one of Kentucky’s largest and most prestigious law firms, had held many prominent positions in Kentucky (Dove, 1991, pp. 7–8). But he had graduated from a poor rural school district in eastern Kentucky and was sympathetic to Guess’s quest.

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