Bluegrass Beacon: School-choice opponents’ hypocrisy unmasked

What’s good is that school-choice policy dominated much of the closing days of this year’s gubernatorial campaign. It’s a critical issue for Kentucky, which trails most other states when it comes to school-choice policies for parents. What’s not good is that Gov.-elect Andy Beshear seems just fine with supporting organizations and policies that oppose giving…

Bluegrass Beacon: Ring education’s liberty bell in Kentucky, too

Opponents of giving Kentucky parents more alternatives when it comes to educating their children want to distract families and taxpayers and the lawmakers who represent them from the true success being achieved by public charter schools and tax-credit scholarships in some of the nation’s most challenging educational environments. The fact that national test results show…

Statement on gubernatorial candidate’s pledge to get rid of current State Board of Education members ‘on day one’

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear in a recent news conference claimed he would, if elected, appoint a new state Board of Education “on day one” and then would expect that new board would “select a new commissioner on day two.” Beshear, the state’s current attorney general, wants to replace Wayne…

Bluegrass Beacon: Retrofit Kentucky’s odd, off-year elections

Another of Kentucky’s off-year primary elections, complete with a poor – if somewhat better-than-expected – turnout and the completely unnecessary and wasteful spending of millions of taxpayer dollars, has come and gone. While 45 other states elect governors in even-numbered years when presidential or congressional candidates are on the ballot, Kentucky continues to suffer a…