State of Kentucky Archives: on Education


Alison Grimes: Every child has the right to a quality education

EXPANDING ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION: Alison will also work with families, educators and schools to ensure our children have access to quality education and are equipped with the tools and resources necessary to succeed. Education is the passport out of poverty, and every child has the right to a quality education. A good education is an economic necessity and should not be a luxury. Education is the gateway to good-paying jobs, economic growth and a strong middle class.

Mitch McConnell negotiated a Washington budget deal that caused 1,100 Kentucky children to lose access to early childhood education and cut an estimated $31.8 million from Kentucky schools. He also opposed legislation to hire and preserve jobs for teachers and blocked legislation to preserve low interest rates for students.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website AlisonForKentucky.com "Issues" Feb 3, 2014

Steve Beshear: We made cuts to survive; now let's assess damage

[In the Great Recession], we made cuts to certain programs that hurt, cuts that none of us would have made if we had not been forced to make them to survive. Well, we survived--better than most states--but now we must ask ourselves: What damage did we do
Source: 2013 State of the State speech to Kentucky Legislature Feb 6, 2013

Steve Beshear: Reinvest in SEEK: Support Education Excellence in Kentucky

Now that we're emerging from the recession, it's time to rebuild programs, and reinvest in our future. For example:
Source: 2013 State of the State speech to Kentucky Legislature Feb 6, 2013

Steve Beshear: Alternative programs to reduce school dropout rate

It's incomprehensible that some Kentucky leaders passively watch while so many of our youth walk away from school with no plan for their future. The Graduation Bill will change that. House Bill 225 phases in the new requirement to give schools time to implement it. And it answers concerns about unmotivated students by creating alternative programs. Some students simply don't learn as well in traditional settings.
Source: 2011 Kentucky State of the State Address Feb 1, 2011

Steve Beshear: High national rankings shows that education is good in KY

The Prichard Committee's report, showing our state among the nation's leaders in 4th and 8th grade reading, is cause for celebration. Not only are we seeing significant improvements in reading skills, but we're also on track to break into the nation's Top 20 in 4th grade math, AP college credit, and pursuit of higher education within the next decade.
Source: 2010 Kentucky gubernatorial press release Nov 9, 2010

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  Republicans:
Amb.John Bolton(MD)
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Jon Huntsman(UT)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Rep.Peter King(NY)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Secy.Condi Rice(CA)
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Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Democrats:
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Andrew Cuomo(NY)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel(IL)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Gov.Brian Schweitzer(MT)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg(I-NYC)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Jesse Ventura(I-MN)
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