By William E. Ellis
Kentucky is nationally popular for horses, bourbon, wealthy ordinary assets, and regrettably, hindered by means of a poor academic procedure. although its acceptance isn't consistently justified, in nationwide scores for grades K-12 and better schooling, Kentucky regularly 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 considering its payment. Ellis demonstrates how political leaders within the 19th century created a tradition that devalued public schooling and refused to correctly fund it. He additionally analyzes efforts by means of academics and coverage makers to enact very important reforms and determine enough, equivalent schooling, and discusses ongoing battles on the topic of spiritual guideline, integration, and the Kentucky schooling Reform Act (KERA).
A historical past of schooling in Kentucky is the one up to date, single-volume background of schooling within the commonwealth. providing greater than mere coverage research, this complete paintings tells the tale of passionate scholars, academics, and leaders who've labored for growth from the 1770s to the current day. regardless of the existing pessimism approximately schooling in Kentucky, Ellis recognizes indicators of a colourful academic surroundings within the kingdom. through advocating a greater figuring out of the previous, Ellis appears to be like to the long run and demanding situations Kentuckians to prevent historical disasters and construct on their successes.
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A History of Education in Kentucky (Topics in Kentucky History) by William E. Ellis