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Kentucky Education Action Team
The Kentucky Education Action Team is an advocacy and action group whose mission is to develop united messages that will persuade the Kentucky General Assembly, parents and the public to provide and sustain sufficient resources that will advance and support learning for all P-12 public school students to reach their potential for career and college readiness.
KEAT partners believe:
Kentucky public schools are a great investment.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky has a moral and ethical obligation to assure that each student is provided every opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential.
Each student’s opportunity for an excellent public education comes just once.
Adequate and sustainable funding of public schools is the General Assembly’s constitutional obligation.
Other revenue sources must be explored quickly if adequate funding for public education is not available.
The General Assembly and Kentucky citizens demand more of our schools than ever before.
In comparison to other states, Kentucky has one of the highest percentages of students living in poverty. More support is needed to ensure that these students succeed in school and in life.
The needs of our students, schools and state are urgent. Current revenues are inadequate to meet these needs. The time to act is now.
Our children must have the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in a global society, competing economically, socially and ethically with those from around the world.
A strong and effective education system is essential to both the survival and prosperity of our democratic society.
To support our beliefs we believe that:
Shared leadership builds capacity for improved student learning.
Collaboration creates energy that inspires others.
Collaboration is needed among all supporters of public schools for the good of our students and democracy.
Adopted February 22, 2012