The Kentucky General Assembly has taken up amending Senate Bill 1 – a bill focused on education in Kentucky including primary and secondary school standards. It is very encouraging that the General Assembly is willing to take another look at this bill since it was the gate by which the educational experiment on our children, known as Common Core, came to Kentucky. There is much to like in the bill, such as an attempt to reform teacher and school evaluations. Section 2,Paragraph (1)(a)3 states that students get credit for arts and humanities upon completion of foreign language, application-oriented career and technical education courses, computer technology or programming courses that incorporate design and creativity.
But there are problems with it, the first of course being an absence of an outright call for repeal of the Common Core standards.
Download and read the entire statement Response to bill – 20160131 – KJS(1).