Education groups weigh in on school funding

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Seven education advocacy groups have
joined forces to urge Gov. Steve Beshear and lawmakers to provide
more funding to public schools.
The Kentucky Education Action Team called on state leaders
Wednesday to restore basic funding for public schools and to
provide the cash needed to purchase textbooks and to fund preschool
programs, teacher training, family resource centers, youth services
centers, after school programs and school safety programs.
The groups that joined to form the coalition are the Kentucky
Association of School Administrators, Kentucky Association of
School Councils, Kentucky Association of School Superintendents,
Kentucky Education Association, Kentucky Parent Teacher
Association, Kentucky School Boards Association and the Prichard
Committee for Academic Excellence.
Prichard Committee Executive Director Stu Silberman said funding
cuts threaten Kentucky's educational progress of the past 20 years.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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