A history of education in Kentucky / William E. Ellis.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Topics in Kentucky history: Publisher: Lexington, KY : University Press of Kentucky, ©2011Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813129846; 0813129842; 9780813140230; 0813140234.Subject(s): Education -- Kentucky -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: History of education in Kentucky.DDC classification: 370.9769 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Kentucky is nationally renowned for horses, bourbon, rich natural resources, and unfortunately, hindered by a deficient educational system. Though its reputation is not always justified, in national rankings for grades K-12 and higher education, Kentucky consistently ranks among the lowest states in education funding, literacy, and student achievement. In A History of Education in Kentucky, William E. Ellis illuminates the successes and failures of public and private education in the commonwealth since its settlement. Ellis demonstrates how political leaders in the nineteenth century created a culture that devalued public education and refused to adequately fund it. He also analyzes efforts by teachers and policy makers to enact vital reforms and establish adequate, equal education, and discusses ongoing battles related to religious instruction, integration, and the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA). A History of Education in Kentucky is the only up-to-date, single-volume history of education in the commonwealth. Offering more than mere policy analysis, this comprehensive work tells the story of passionate students, teachers, and leaders who have worked for progress from the 1770s to the present day. Despite the prevailing pessimism about education in Kentucky, Ellis acknowledges signs of a vibrant educational atmosphere in the state. By advocating a better understanding of the past, Ellis looks to the future and challenges Kentuckians to avoid historic failures and build on their successes.
pt. 1. 1775 to the beginning of the Civil War -- pt. 2. The Civil War to 1900 -- pt. 3. 1900 to 1941 -- pt. 4. World War II to the mid-1980s.
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