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  • Writer's pictureDr. Frank Simon

Amendments to the Kentucky Constitution

Updated: Mar 28



Freedom in Education and Election Integrity are areas of focus that I and the Kentucky Family Association focus on with our activism. So it is with great hope that we are seeing results to affect change in these areas.

In this 2024 legislative session we have seen movement in both these areas. And with your help to contact your legislators, you have succeeded in getting attention to these issues.

One step closer to Freedom in Education, Kentucky legislature passed HB2 a school choice constitutional amendment. And.....helping to protect one aspect of Election Integrity, Kentucky passed SB 143,** which refers a constitutional amendment to the ballot. Voters will now decide in November whether to require only citizens be eligible to vote.

As a result of these bills, we will have 2 constitutional amendments on the ballot to vote on in November. Another great reason to participate in the election process, even if we find it to be flawed. 

WE RECOMMEND YOU VOTE "YES" FOR BOTH on your ballot in November.

Our friends at Commonwealth Educational Opportunities make a great point regarding educational freedom. And I am sharing this with you here:


Great news for families! On Friday afternoon, the Kentucky legislature passed a school choice constitutional amendment.

Now, the people of Kentucky will have an opportunity to decide if they want to continue letting bureaucrats decide what is best for their children -- or if they want to put power back into the hands of parents.

Of course, Governor Beshear will try to frame educational freedom as some sort of threat to education. He claims, "Public funds belong in public schools."

But just two years ago in April 2022, Andy Beshear proclaimed, "I'm proud to announce [students] can now take advantage of this extra funding for CAP and KTG grants."

But what is a KTG grant? A Kentucky Tuition Grant is a state administered program that offers need-based aid to help Kentucky residents attend eligible Kentucky private colleges.

What explains Beshear's differing opinion between school choice for K-12 education and school choice for higher education?

ANSWER: The liberal teachers' unions that fund the Democrats' campaigns.

The hypocrisy of the left is unending.

What the liberals won't tell you is that school choice currently exists in 48 states. Kentucky and North Dakota are the only two states without it.

That means conservative and liberal states alike have found value in taking power away from the education establishment.

Yes, conservatives have known this truth for a long time: Competition breeds excellence.

 

Thomas Davis, Commonwealth Educational Opportunities


**Heritage Action For America


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