A former circuit county judge who issued the ruling that led to a broad overhaul of Kentucky's educational system is joining the state's Department of Education.
Ray Corns, a former Franklin circuit judge, is working as an associate commissioner in the department's legal and legislative division.
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Corns' 1988 ruling found that Kentucky's system of school funding was unconstitutional. The ruling led to the 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act. or KERA.