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Bert Combs and the Council for Better Education: Catalysts for School Reform
The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (2011)
  • Richard E. Day, Eastern Kentucky University
Abstract
A history of the beginnings of the Council for Better Education and their successful litigation, Rose v Council for Better Education. The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, published continuously since 1903, is among the oldest historical journals in America but continues to provide fresh perspectives on the history of Kentucky and its people. The Register includes the work of leading scholars on the commonwealth but is widely accessible to general readers interested in Kentucky history. Published quarterly, it is a benefit of Kentucky Historical Society membership. Leading scholars whose articles have appeared in the Register include James A. Ramage, Lowell Harrison, Jesse Stuart, John Kleiber, Paul Blanchard, Penny Miller, James Klotter, Sandra Day O'Connor, Robert M. Ireland, Bill Ellis, Raymond Betts, Tracy Campbell, George C Wright, Terry Birdwhistell, Gerald Smith, Harry M Caudill, Otis Singletary, Thomas Appleton, J Winston Coleman, and Thomas D Clark.
Keywords
  • Council for Better Education,
  • education reform,
  • Kentucky,
  • Bert Combs,
  • Prichard Committee for Educational Excellence
Publication Date
Winter 2011
Publisher Statement
"Bert Combs and the Council for Better Education: Catalysts for School Reform" by Dr Richard E. Day. Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Volume 109, Nos. 1, Winter 2011, pp. 27-62. Courtesy of the Kentucky Historical Society.
Citation Information
Richard E. Day. (2011) Bert Combs and the Council for Better Education: catalysts for school reform. The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, 109 (1): 27-62. Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_day/4