9:56am

Tue January 24, 2012
State Capitol

Charter School Boosters Smell Opportunity

Sensing their time is coming, advocates of charter schools in Kentucky are doubling down on their efforts. One such group, Kentuckians for Reform in Education, or KARE, is out with their second TV advertisement supporting charter schools. KARE is run by former Louisville mayoral candidate Hal Heiner, and the ad is running statewide on network and cable TV. It follows an advertising pushfrom the beginning of this month. 

The newest ad, titled “Dreams” is below. It continues what KARE calls an “educational push” for charter schools in Kentucky.

Advocates of charter schools have seen a new openness to legislation from two key lawmakers,House Speaker Greg Stumbo and House Education chairman Carl Rollins.

But they say openness is not enough, so they will continue to advertise and to lobby lawmakers.