Commonwealth Policy Center

Embattled Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Jason Glass turned in his resignation. Glass said that SB 150 was one of the main reasons: “I do not wish to be part of implementing the dangerous and unconstitutional anti-LGBTQI law that the Legislature passed this last session. So it is time for me to move on.” Glass is right to highlight the contrast between his educational goals and those of most Kentuckians. It’s a contrast of vision between statism versus parental rights and one of LGBT activism over the core mission of public education, which is to teach our children reading, writing, math and learning history. During Glass’ tenure, the KDE promoted radical gender ideology and critical race theory. Instead of promoting learning and virtue, KDE has engaged in political partisanship. And this is something that Kentuckians have rejected.