In 2009, Kentucky passed historic legislation that positioned our state to become the first in the nation to adopt more rigorous academic standards to improve students’ preparation to succeed in college and career. Senate Bill 1 implemented guidelines that have been in place in Kentucky’s schools since the fall of 2011, and student progress has been notable. The percent of students who are college and career ready, for example, has improved from 34 to 47. And Kentucky is now 10th in the nation in overall education rankings, moving up from 34th place in 2010, according to the respected Education Week’s Quality Counts report.
Unfortunately, our progress is at risk because certain activists have spread misinformation about the academic standards. In response, the Senate has introduced SB 224, which would move Kentucky in the wrong direction by prohibiting the use of the standards now in place in classrooms and requiring that new ones be developed. This is exactly what we do not need in Kentucky’s schools.
Please take action by leaving your Senator a message at 1-800-372-7181 and urge them to defeat Senate Bill 224. Also, send an email to members of the Senate Education Committee by using our Action Alert System.