Friday, November 03, 2006

More Prichard Committee Mischief

It appears that the Prichard Committee, one of the culprits behind the Kentucky Education Reform act boondoggle of the early 90's, has filed an amicus brief in support of the forced busing in Louisville. With friends like the Prichard Committee, education needs no enemies.

I think I am beginning to notice a pattern with Prichard: in both cases--KERA and forced busing, Prichard is in the position of supporting policies that drive more students into private schools. Busing led to a mass exodus in Jefferson County, and the enactment and implementation of KERA directly preceded a similar exodus on the statewide level.

As a private educator, I may have to reassess the Prichard Committee. Maybe it is on our side after all.

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