When the history of education in the Commonwealth was recounted today during a conference at Eastern Kentucky University, former-Governor Paul Patton was repeatedly cited. The Patton Administration was credited by historians with reforming the state’s system of education. Referring to statistics released yesterday, Patton told attendees the pace of progress in Kentucky is faster than most other states.
“And that’s pretty good and certainly in the aggregate, no other state comes close to that kind of improvement, but it is just from a very low level,” said Patton.
Patton is now president at the University of Pikeville. He was in Richmond for a conference that attracted some of state’s top educators. They discussed long term trends in the education system.