The following statement can be attributed to ACLU-KY Communications Director Angela Cooper:

"We are disappointed in this legislature’s attack on public education. Public funds belong in public schools. House Bill 563 is an irresponsible piece of legislation that will harm Kentucky students, reduce transparency in government spending, and subject students to discrimination. 

All Kentucky kids deserve access to a quality education, and this legislation will exacerbate the existing inequities in our education system. This new law will reduce transparency because private institutions are not subject to the same open records laws as public schools. This law will also allow tax dollars to support schools that are not required to ensure equal access regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ability."


Read more about House Bill 563 here.