Here we go again
The Kentucky Department of Education has released the names of the three finalists to be the state's next education commissioner. Guess what? They're all from outside the state.
After the passage of KERA and under the leadership of the first appointed commissioner, Tom Boysen, Kentucky's schools became a great liberal educational laboratory and our students were the guinea pigs and lab rats.
Surely there was a talented educator from inside the Bluegrass State that could lead the commonwealth's public school system without perpetuating the KERA disaster.
Even though we agree with Melinda Wheeler's desire to eliminate the state treasurer as an elected position, along with most of the constitutional offices, we wonder if it isn't time to go back to electing our chief school leader. At least that way we'd get a Kentuckian instead of someone who will play around with our kids' schooling.