Having, eating teacher pay cake

Remember this the next time Kentucky’s teachers union has a fit about a merit pay proposal for teachers. From The Washington Times:“We have not seen any hard evidence yet that (merit pay) improves achievement,” said Daniel Kaufman, a spokesman for the Maryland State Teachers Association. While educrats are notoriously difficult to convince that paying more…

What Tests Do College Presidents and Public School Principals Like?

Some interesting comments were made in yesterday’s Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee meeting in Frankfort. Dr. Wayne Andrews, the president of Morehead State University, discussed the inadequate preparation of many Morehead freshmen. He said about 40 percent of each new class requires remediation in at least one subject, usually math. To combat this problem, Morehead…

Four day school week? Try zero

Gas prices have spurred a lot of talk about knocking one day off each school week to cut transportation costs twenty percent. And that could be a great idea. We might also further incentivize independent learning by following the example of East Jessamine High School in Nicholasville. The school allows students who have mastered a…