Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Opinion contributor Published 10:54 a.m. ET Dec. 20, 2019


Kentucky must have a sense of urgency for improving education for all Kentuckians at all ages and all economic levels. Let me give you just two examples why.

Kentucky is losing ground. Recent results from the Nation’s Report Card (NAEP) provide further evidence that Kentucky’s educational progress has stalled, with the fourth grade reading results proving we are moving backward relative to other states. In addition, Kentucky has plummeted from 24th to 41st in preschool enrollment, a key foundation for future academic success.

While we fall farther behind, states that we compete with for jobs, and

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