Monday, March 15, 2010

Corbin-Knox fight going to the next level

The dispute over the Knox County Public School District’s summary cancellation of a long-standing student transfer agreement has been an on-going discussion item here for months.

The latest news is that a recent decision from Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday to freeze any further transfers is unacceptable to the Corbin Independent School District. The district’s local board voted late last week to appeal to the next level, the Kentucky Board of Education. If that appeal fails, it looks likely that this will elevate further to the courts.

This dispute could have implications that stretch far beyond the South-central area of Kentucky. School choice advocates from Louisville already declared common cause with the Knox and Corbin parents who want their long-standing school choice option to remain in force.

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