As a Kentucky high school principal, I have witnessed firsthand the tremendous academic gains that students of our commonwealth have made since the advent of the Kentucky Education Reform Act. However, just as we continue to take all students to proficiency, it is paramount that our political leaders embrace our educational system and take steps to make sure our children are a top priority.
We need dedicated leaders for this challenge and I was pleased to learn earlier this year that my wife's father, David C. Sparrow, was the Democratic nominee for the 54th Kentucky Legislative District of Boyle and Washington counties.
David has a well-founded interest in making sure our children receive a high-quality education. The proven leadership that he has displayed in the area for decades will be well-utilized in Frankfort as he assures adequate funding for schools to support learning as well as making sure our state attracts and maintains quality teachers. This is a priority of David's as he knows that education is the backbone of our economy.