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Reforming Public Education and Ending Poverty26 Jan

Nearly everyone can agree that our current education system is not meeting the needs of Kentucky students.  The disagreements usually arise when it comes time to propose a solution.  Opponents of school choice legislation often argue that the solution is reforming the public school system or ending poverty.  The Catholic Conference of Kentucky supports efforts […]
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Kentucky has School Choice (For Some)06 Jan

We have school choice in Kentucky.  Wealthy and upper middle class parents have the financial means to send their children to nonpublic schools or to move to a different school district when the one that they are assigned to is not meeting their children’s needs.  Yet, the vast majority of middle class and working class […]
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Opposition to a Tuition Assistance Tax Credit23 Dec

Andrew Vandiver, Associate Director of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, was recently interviewed by Gilbert Corsey of WDRB News with regard to the tuition assistance tax credit proposal.   The story also featured Jonathan Lowe, Director of Strategy for Jefferson County Public Schools.  Mr. Lowe stated that JCPS is opposed to the tax credit because it […]
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School Choice and the Constitution11 Dec

One common concern with regard to school choice legislation is that it will violate the U.S. Constitution by enabling children to attend religiously affiliated schools.  While this concern is understandable, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected arguments that school choice legislation amounts to an unlawful entanglement between church and state.  Specifically, the U.S. Supreme Court […]
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Archdiocese of Louisville Expands School Choice13 Nov

During a press conference on November 6, 2014, the Archdiocese of Louisville announced its new Catholic elementary school plan which will effectively double the tuition aid available to families.  The goal is to expand the availability of Catholic education to those who might otherwise lack the financial means to pay full tuition.  This is great […]

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The U.S. Supreme Court and School Choice
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider a case that could have a major impact on school choice programs across the country.  The case, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, deals with whether a church-run preschool can be excluded from a Missouri program that provides funding for rubberized surface material for children’s playgrounds.  The […]

Scholarship Tax Credits for KY Families
  The first week of the 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly wrapped up on Saturday with the passage of several bills.  HB 162 was filed by House Education Committee Chairman Bam Carney and SB 102 was filed by Senator Ralph Alvarado.  SB 102 was co-sponsored by Senate Education Committee Chairman Mike Wilson […]

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