Margaret Lane; interviewer. Paul E. Patton; interviewee.
In this interview, former Kentucky governor Paul E. Patton discusses the educational reform that took place during his two-term tenure as governor from 1995 to 2003. He elaborates on the orchestrations behind the passing of House Bill One, the bill that created the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, specifically mentioning the support he received and the opposition he faced across the Commonwealth. Patton also details his personal philosophies on education, as well as how his political career was affected by the educational reform, including how his career could have been affected if the reform didn't pass.
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries