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By William E. Ellis

ISBN-10: 081312977X

ISBN-13: 9780813129778

ISBN-10: 0813129842

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Kentucky is nationally popular for horses, bourbon, wealthy normal assets, and regrettably, hindered via a poor academic approach. although its attractiveness isn't consistently justified, in nationwide scores for grades K-12 and better schooling, Kentucky always ranks one of the lowest states in schooling investment, literacy, and scholar achievement.

In A History of schooling in Kentucky, William E. Ellis illuminates the successes and screw ups of private and non-private schooling within the commonwealth seeing that its payment. Ellis demonstrates how political leaders within the 19th century created a tradition that devalued public schooling and refused to appropriately fund it. He additionally analyzes efforts via lecturers and coverage makers to enact very important reforms and determine enough, equivalent schooling, and discusses ongoing battles on the topic of non secular guideline, integration, and the Kentucky schooling Reform Act (KERA).

A heritage of schooling in Kentucky is the one up to date, single-volume background of schooling within the commonwealth. providing greater than mere coverage research, this complete paintings tells the tale of passionate scholars, academics, and leaders who've labored for growth from the 1770s to the current day. regardless of the existing pessimism approximately schooling in Kentucky, Ellis recognizes indicators of a colourful academic surroundings within the country. by way of advocating a greater knowing of the prior, Ellis appears to the long run and demanding situations Kentuckians to prevent old mess ups and construct on their successes.

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Her letter encapsulated the fears, hopes, and realities of many Kentucky parents. “The schools for boys in this Town are of no account,” she said. “They are not conducted in a proper manner. Teaching ought to be a labor of love; but it is seldom we meet with such. ” She was not hopeful. Our John has no natural love of learning from books, so it is an uphill work with both teacher and pupil. . Sometimes I think I will take him from school and instruct him myself, but fear my patience would give out.

Many claimed that the state had no constitutional right to form a public university or college. Moreover, to them there always seemed to be a better, more profitable way to spend the state’s money. 87 Perhaps the highlight of the 1850s in education, as well as of the administration of Matthews, was the successful increase in the state school tax in mid-decade, raising the levy from two cents to five cents per $100 evaluation. Voters of the state approved the measure by a vote of more than two to one.

Sympathetic antislavery whites also established schools, which usually lasted only a short time, for example, in Louisville in 1827, 1833, and 1834, and in Lexington in 1839 and 1840. In 1841 the Fifth Street Baptist Church in Louisville, a black institution, opened the Adams’s School, named for Rev. Henry Adams. William H. , a free black from Baltimore, opened a school for the children of black Methodists in Louisville in 1847 that flourished until the beginning of the Civil War. He also formed grammar schools in Lexington, Bowling Green, Richmond, and Frankfort before 20 A History of Education in Kentucky the war.

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