Commonwealth Policy Center

According to a recent open records request by Kentucky Today, Jefferson County Public School teachers played a major role in mobilizing their students to skip class and protest a bill at the state Capitol. On March 29, public school buses were parked outside the State Capitol, and hundreds of students, some draped with Gay Pride flags over their shoulders, protested Senate Bill 150. The bill essentially was a reset and rejected LGBT activism in the public school classroom. State Rep. John Hodgson said that “a third of our students can’t read, can’t do simple math, and are on track to be unemployable when they graduate.” The last thing JCPS teachers need to be doing is taking students out of the classroom onto the picket line.