Lexington Herald-Leader - - Opinion -

A Dec. 28 ar­ti­cle in The Wall Street Jour­nal stated that gov­ern­ment data show teach­ers and “other pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion em­ploy­ees, such as com­mu­nity-col­lege fac­ulty, school psy­chol­o­gists and jan­i­tors, are quit­ting their jobs at the fastest rate on record.”

“The ed­u­ca­tors may be find­ing new jobs at other schools, or leav­ing ed­u­ca­tion al­to­gether: The depar­tures come along­side protests this year in six states where teach­ers in some cases shut down schools over tight bud­gets, small raises and poor con­di­tions,” the ar­ti­cle said.

Ken­tucky is one of those six states. In­stead of sup­port­ing our hard­work­ing teach­ers, Tea Party Gov. Matt Bevin has tried to prove our pub­lic school sys­tem is bro­ken, so he can “fix” it with char­ter schools.

Born in Colorado and raised in New Hamp­shire, Bevin sup­pos­edly took a lik­ing to Ken­tucky while sta­tioned at Fort Knox in 1990, yet I’ve never heard him say one good thing about our state. In­stead he con­stantly finds fault and makes prob­lems.

Our ed­u­ca­tors and our chil­dren de­serve much bet­ter than this car­pet­bag­ging-trou­ble­maker, poor-ex­cuse for a gov­er­nor. My New Year’s res­o­lu­tion is to send Bevin back to Colorado or New Hamp­shire or any­where out­side Ken­tucky in Novem­ber 2019.

– Mark Heinz


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