Kentucky’s true achievement gap problem: Part 5, KPREP Testing Reveals Lots of Gaps, as Well

This week we have examined Kentucky’s long-term problem with white versus black academic achievement gaps. We learned the problem is very long term from evidence in the National Assessment of Educational Progress. We saw that more recently three tests from ACT, Inc., show serious and growing gap problems for our eighth and tenth grade students…

Right-to-work: Coming to a (Butler?) county near you

Butler County Fiscal Court in Morgantown moves toward considering a right-to-work ordinance. Warren, Simpson, Fulton and Todd counties have all passed second readings of right-to-work ordinances. Hardin and Cumberland counties have passed first readings unanimously and have scheduled second readings on meeting agendas in January. A favorite argument of right-to-work opponents involves accusations of “freeloading.”…