News reports indicate Kentucky Governor, Steve Beshear, will override a vote by the state’s Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee that voted 5-1 on September 11 to reject the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In a statement reported by the Courier-Journal, “Governor Beshear fully supports the science standards adopted by the Kentucky Board of Education and is disappointed that the … subcommittee did not approve them today.”
In a press release issued by Kentucky Education Commission Terry Holiday, more than 3,700 comments were received in favor of the standards, and less than two hundred opposed. In addition, 70 state and national groups have endorsed the NGSS, including NSTA.
Click here to read a news story by the Courier-Journal.
Click here to read the press release by Terry Holiday.
(Photo credit: 2011 AP file photo by Ed Reinke, published in Courier Journal)