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All Children Can Learn: Lessons from the Kentucky Reform by Roger S. Pankratz, Joseph M. Petrosko

By Roger S. Pankratz, Joseph M. Petrosko

Now educators, university board participants, and policymakers can confer with a unmarried quantity for key classes from the nation's such a lot finished and longest-running college reform version. Written by means of a nationally well-liked team of educators, researchers, and coverage analysts, All youngsters Can Learnpresents vital learn findings from the Kentucky reforms, examines significant software parts, and analyzes projects that labored or did not paintings. in the course of the e-book, the authors discover the demanding situations of enforcing statewide institution switch projects, supply sound recommendation for overcoming reform hurdles, and percentage helpful options for destiny coverage and perform. Reform-minded educators from all kinds of neighborhood will locate worthy insights as they examine related alterations.

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Council, 1989, p. 197). But what did this conclusion mean legally? The central legal issue in the case revolved around the court’s interpretation of the constitutional term efficient. In defining this term, the Kentucky court broke new ground in school finance law. An efficient system of common schools, the court ruled, is the sole responsibility of the General Assembly, is free to all, is available to all, is substantially uniform throughout the state, and provides equal educational opportunities to all children, regardless of location or economic circumstances.

The group they created was named the Commonwealth Task Force on Education Reform, later called the Task Force on Education Reform. After considerable discussion about the composition of the task force, they agreed the governor would appoint six members and that Blandford and Rose each would appoint eight members from the House and Senate. Wilkinson named his secretary of the cabinet, chief of staff, budget director, the secretary and deputy secretary of the education and humanities cabinet, and one additional member from the governor’s administrative staff.

They wanted their differences to be worked out behind closed doors to avoid any public debate of differences (Wilkinson, 1995, pp. 199–201). The group they created was named the Commonwealth Task Force on Education Reform, later called the Task Force on Education Reform. After considerable discussion about the composition of the task force, they agreed the governor would appoint six members and that Blandford and Rose each would appoint eight members from the House and Senate. Wilkinson named his secretary of the cabinet, chief of staff, budget director, the secretary and deputy secretary of the education and humanities cabinet, and one additional member from the governor’s administrative staff.

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