While legislators focus on appeasing the most conservative elements of their constituencies, Steve Beshear took a stand for science and high standards in education this week as he decided to implement new science standards despite objections from a General Assembly Committee.
According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Beshear made the right call.
It’s troubling that legislators would vote to impede rather than improve new, higher standards that will benefit all Kentucky kids.
Perhaps more troubling, these legislators would rather score political points than tell their constituents the truth about the standards, their meaning, and their importance. That might require leadership.