Education task force’s report: Nothing but a bunch of mumbo jumbo

The much-ballyhooed report from Gov. Steve Beshear’s education task force fizzled like a popped balloon. ”Breaking New Ground” was really full of the same ol’ mumbo jumbo, concerned more about pleasing all education stakeholders and quieting Kentuckians who are discontented with plummeting test scores and graduation rates. By the way, how are Kentucky’s white fourth-graders…

Monday Links: transparency, logic, and Medicaid

Where’s the transparency!? – Remember all those promises on the campaign trail about transparency in the administration? It appears maybe the administration doesn’t remember. Where’s the logic? – Economist Russ Roberts debunks Larry Summers economics “logic” regarding Japan and the recent tragedy there. Medicaid records requests – some records requests were recently sent to the…

Bluegrass Institute’s spotlight on school superintendent evaluations having impact

It’s obvious that the Bluegrass Institute’s Operation Open Records effort to highlight the serious deficiencies in public school superintendent evaluations across Kentucky is having impact. Last week, Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday discussed the evaluation issue with superintendents. The Kentucky School Boards Association reports Holliday said: “…you’re going to continue to be under great scrutiny,”…