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Yarmuth Statement on Governor Bevin's Takeover of JCPS

LOUISVILLE – Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-03) issued the statement below following the announcement of the Bevin Administration’s planned takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools:

“Governor Bevin’s announced takeover of the largest public school district in the Commonwealth is the latest and most disconcerting assault in his ongoing war on public education. Rather than working with Dr. Pollio and experienced educators on the progress being made and providing the resources necessary to improve our schools, Bevin has instead decided to pursue a personal agenda that demands our schools do more with less. The governor has spent the last several months trying to cheat our teachers out of their promised benefits, and now he has shown his intent to cheat more than 100,000 Jefferson County students as well. Louisville families want a voice in securing better futures for their children, and their governor has snatched that from them. I share the concern and outrage of parents in our community over this betrayal and will continue to work in any way I can to protect our schools from this reckless political ideology that seeks to divert money from public schools at the expense of Louisville’s children.”