A split Kentucky appeals court has struck down Jefferson County’s student assignment plan, saying the law as written allows parents to register their children at the nearest school to their home.
Judge Kelly Thompson, in an opinion joined by Judge Thomas Caperton, overturned a circuit judge’s decision upholding the plan, under which some students are taken by bus to schools across the county.
This is sure to be a crazy ass argument that’s about to begin.
UPDATE – Here’s what David Williams had to say:
“This ruling validates what I and thousands of concerned citizens in Jefferson County have long argued. This failed social experiment should be scrapped and replaced with a neighborhood schools plan, putting kids in classrooms closer to home and allowing for greater participation from parents and grandparents. Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear and his running mate Jerry Abramson have long opposed my plan for neighborhood schools despite overwhelming evidence that the current student assignment plan has done nothing to improve test scores. I hope the school board leaves this misguided policy behind and moves forward with a neighborhood schools plan that will accomplish what we all want – the best possible education for every child in every part of Jefferson County.”
The paper will try to blame him for everything wrong in Louisville in 3, 2…