Expecting educational excellence

“We have lowered our expectations to a level where getting by is considered acceptable,” wrote Hank Bond, publisher of the Greenup Beacon, in a recent column addressing problems with Kentucky’s education system. Bond, who worked as a public relations professional with a school district for a few years, offers the close-up view of one who…

Governor cites Prichard nonsense

Governor Steve Beshear treated the Boone County Education Foundation to nonsense education statistics a few days ago. As reported by the Kentucky Enquirer in “Beshear touts education,” the governor touted Kentucky’s supposed dramatic improvement in the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) testing program compared to other states. Well, as we’ve pointed out before,…