News reports indicate that Gov. Matt Bevin’s ideas for the state budget contain numerous reductions in education funds, including a $17.9 million cut this year alone. The reduction to Fayette County schools would also be crippling.
Over the past months, proposals to diminish liberal arts and humanities from school curricula tells me that the Bevin administration and the GOP in general are pushing for an ignorant, easy-to-control electorate. It just seems that every time our government, either state or national, needs to save money, education bears the brunt of the cuts, while we fall further behind in educational skills globally. There has to be another way to safeguard the integrity of our education systems.