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By William E. Ellis

ISBN-10: 081312977X

ISBN-13: 9780813129778

Kentucky is nationally well known for horses, bourbon, wealthy average assets, and regrettably, hindered by way of a poor academic procedure. even though its recognition isn't continually justified, in nationwide ratings for grades K-12 and better schooling, Kentucky continually 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 the fact that its payment. Ellis demonstrates how political leaders within the 19th century created a tradition that devalued public schooling and refused to thoroughly fund it. He additionally analyzes efforts via academics and coverage makers to enact very important reforms and identify enough, equivalent schooling, and discusses ongoing battles on the topic of spiritual guide, 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 finished 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 present pessimism approximately schooling in Kentucky, Ellis recognizes symptoms of a colourful academic surroundings within the country. by way of advocating a greater realizing of the prior, Ellis appears to be like to the longer term and demanding situations Kentuckians to prevent old mess ups and construct on their successes.

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