Kentucky has a long, storied history of educational inequity, and triumph of overcoming it. Or, atleast, on paper. The Kentucky Student Voice Team is revisiting a landmark court case from 1989, Rose v. CBE (1989), where the Kentucky Supreme Court held that all students in the Commonwealth have a right to an adequate education.
At the time, the Court interpreted the state constitution to require that Kentucky’s education system be adequately funded, ensure equality, and designed to provide every student with seven specific capacities of a well-rounded public education.
Is Kentucky living up to its promise to its young people?
Share your thoughts at the second in a series of statewide forums and shape Kentucky’s future! The forum is set for Saturday, November 18 in Louisville.
- Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
- Time: 2:30 pm - 4:45 pm
- Location: University of Louisville Student Activities Center, 2100 S Floyd St, Louisville, KY 40208
- Food: Pizza will be served free of charge
- RSVP: Confirm Your Presence
We have christened these events the 'Rose Revival Forums’. Our objective is to take a deep dive into the promises etched in the landmark state supreme court decision, Rose v. Council for Better Education with a series of intergenerational, public forums we are hosting across the state.
Our forum's hope and objective is three-pronged:
- Highlight the significance of the right to an adequate and equitable education as endorsed by the Kentucky Supreme Court in the 1989 Rose v. Council for Better Education case.
- Foster dialogue among Kentucky students, parents, educators on the rights instituted by the Rose decision.
- Collaborate to develop a public report that chronicles how Kentucky's pioneering educational efforts are or aren’t withstanding the test of time.
The agenda boasts interactive and intergenerational sessions we specially designed to ensure all participants can meaningfully contribute.
For parents: children of all ages are welcome to sit with you and partake in the discussions. Should you need assistance with childcare, we have funds for subsidies upon request.