Ashley Spalding is the research director at the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy (kypolicy.org). She joined the staff in October 2011. Ashley has conducted research on social and economic policies affecting low-income families for more than 15 years. Her doctoral and postdoctoral research projects at the University of South Florida focused on low-income housing and education, respectively. Ashley holds a PhD in applied anthropology from the University of South Florida, an MA in anthropology from the University of South Carolina and a BA in English from Samford University. She was named one of the 2019 Notable Women in Kentucky Politics and Government by The Kentucky Gazette. Ashley is a Kentucky native.
All children deserve a chance to succeed, even those who’ve made mistakes. But when we emphasize detention over the supports that we know make a difference for kids, their ability to thrive is severely hampered and public safety in the commonwealth suffers. That’s why lawmakers should fix harmful provisions in House Bill 3 before this […]