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By William E. Ellis
Kentucky is nationally popular for horses, bourbon, wealthy usual assets, and regrettably, hindered by means of a poor academic process. although its recognition isn't constantly justified, in nationwide ratings for grades K-12 and better schooling, Kentucky continuously ranks one of the lowest states in schooling investment, literacy, and pupil 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 when you consider that its cost. 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 by means of lecturers and coverage makers to enact important reforms and identify sufficient, equivalent schooling, and discusses ongoing battles concerning spiritual guideline, integration, and the Kentucky schooling Reform Act (KERA).
A background of schooling in Kentucky is the single up to date, single-volume historical past of schooling within the commonwealth. supplying greater than mere coverage research, this complete paintings tells the tale of passionate scholars, lecturers, and leaders who've labored for development from the 1770s to the current day. regardless of the existing pessimism approximately schooling in Kentucky, Ellis recognizes symptoms of a colourful academic surroundings within the kingdom. 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 ancient disasters and construct on their successes.
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A History of Education in Kentucky (Topics in Kentucky History) by William E. Ellis