Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Suit for school choice filed

The News-Journal reports that the Corbin Independent School District has made good on its promise to do what it takes to protect student choice. The district filed suit in court to get its long-standing student transfer agreement with the Knox County Public Schools reinstated.

This lawsuit is about protecting the rights of parents to make a choice in the schools their children attend.

In past blog articles we have pointed to extensive evidence here, here and here that the Corbin system is one of the state’s top performers while the Knox system is near the bottom.

I would not be surprised if the relative performance of these two school systems becomes part of the lawsuit. After all, why should children be trapped in such a low-performing school system when a better option, at least until recently, has been available for many years?

How does trapping kids in schools advance education in Kentucky?

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