Northern Kentucky

23

Mar
2016

Combined Tea: School Choice, Dr. Wayne Lewis

The Combined Meeting of the Northern Kentucky Tea Party meets the fourth Thursday of each month at the Holiday Inn, Florence, KY.  This Thursday, March 24 the NKY Tea will host Dr. Wayne Lewis, who will speak on Charter Schools.  Dr. Lewis is an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Lewis obtained his PhD from North Carolina State University.  Dr. Lewis has championed charter schools in Kentucky based on his research in the Louisville and Fayette County public schools.  He spoke to the Kentucky Legislature’s Interim Joint Education Committee on the severe achievement gap issues in the Fayette County Public School District between white and African-American student proficiency.  His quote to the Kentucky legislature, 

“What happens to those children if we don’t provide them with alternative options?” Have we gotten to the place where we are more interested in defending institutions that don’t serve children well?" 

Dr. Lewis is a champion behind Kentucky Senate Bill 8.  Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is a champion for charter schools. 

What:  Combined Tea, Charter Schools with Dr. Wayne Lewis

Where:  Holiday Inn, Florence, KY.  Easy to get to I75 and US 42 right next to the Florence Freedom baseball field.

When: 7pm, Thursday, March 24.

Learn more about Dr. Lewis at the Bluegrass Institute where the mission is  "Empowering Kentuckians to secure their liberties."  www.bipps.org  Bluegrass Institute Public Policy Solutions.