Commonwealth Policy Center

Republican candidate for governor Daniel Cameron released his “Cameron Catch-up Plan” to address the learning loss experience by students during Covid lockdowns of Kentucky public schools. Cameron points to the NAEP progress report that shows fewer than half of Kentucky students are proficient in math and reading. And only 29% of Kentucky students are proficient in science. Even more startling is that one out of three public school students are chronically absent. There’s a crisis in Kentucky’s public education. Cameron is proposing a fully-funded tutoring program to help students catch up to their grade level. He’s also proposing to restore classroom discipline, which is one of the biggest reasons teachers are quitting.