October 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For More Information Contact:
Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director
(office) 859-233-9849
(cell) 859-322-8999
brigitte.blomramsey@prichardcommittee.org

Prichard Committee Releases Candidate Questionnaire on Education Issues

For the first time, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is sponsoring a candidate questionnaire for the 2018 election on education issues affecting the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Earlier this fall, the questionnaire was sent to all general election candidates for the Kentucky General Assembly. The candidates’ responses to the questionnaire can be viewed on the Committee’s website (http://prichardcommittee.org/2018-candidate-list/) and will be updated through the end of October with any additional candidate submissions.

The purpose of the questionnaire is to help raise public awareness of candidates’ positions on key education issues affecting Kentuckians and the students that our education system serves, including:

  • 655,000 K-12 students served by 173 public school districts
  • 200,000 postsecondary students served by eight 4-year public universities and sixteen 2-year public community and technical colleges
  • 50,000 children served by public preschool, Head Start and child care assistance

The survey asks candidates how they would prioritize education issues, whether they think Kentucky high school graduates are prepared for postsecondary education and the workforce, and their opinions on other issues.

“In today’s political climate, we thought it timely to provide an objective view of candidates’ positions on critical education issues,” said Brigitte Blom Ramsey, executive director of the Prichard Committee. “This is especially important as voters select their representatives for the Kentucky General Assembly – whose responsibility it is to provide for the state’s system of education.”

For any questions regarding the survey, please contact Brison Harvey.

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The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is an independent, statewide advocacy organization dedicated to the improvement of education for all Kentuckians.

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