Charter school legislation easily emerged from the Kentucky Senate Education Committee Thursday. But, the bill’s sponsor admits chance of passage is slim.
The measure proposes to use public funds to support charters piloted in Louisville and Lexington. They would be exempt from most local and state school board regulations. Lexington Senator Alice Kerr voted in favor of the bill. “Since 1999, there has been nothing new under the sun for our lowest achieving students to achieve," Kerr said "So, why wouldn’t we use some of our money to try this?”