The Prichard Committee opposes Senate Bill 1 with the addition of Senate Bill 138 as passed this morning. Kentucky has an established process of standard revision set forth in Senate Bill 1 (2017) and a commitment to local decision-making for curriculum and instructional materials, which is inclusive of parents and local leaders. The existing process is a systemic way to develop the state’s standards and curriculum frameworks, serving to empower all Kentucky students with the abilities and capacities needed to become informed citizens and participants in a global economy. Legislative mandates, as put forth in Senate Bill 138, may reduce the quality of education provided by Kentucky’s public schools and received by Kentucky’s students.
Author Brigitte Blom
President & CEO, Prichard Committee