The bill’s primary sponsor is House Education Committee Chairman Carl Rollins of Midway.
“The plan would not be implemented until the 2013-14 school year. But the real significance of the plan is that it would use multiple measures to evaluate teachers and administrators,” he says.
Charter schools made big news in Kentucky last year when the state failed to win federal Race to the Top dollars for educational improvement.
Some top education officials argued the state would have faired better if it had charter schools, which are granted regulatory waivers in exchange for high performance.