National support for school choice on the rise

According to recent findings from the Friedman Foundation’s 2014 Schooling in America Survey, 74% of  Americans have a pessimistic outlook on the federal government’s involvement in K-12 education. The survey also found 58 percent of Americans think that K-12 education has gotten off on the “wrong track.” And who can blame them? In Kentucky alone,…

Right-to-Work: The Heartland Institute does a focus on Kentucky

The Heartland Institute just published a Right-to-Work focus on the state of Kentucky, and our economic future, with its forced- unionization, does not look bright. In fact, according to the 2014 American Legislative Exchange Council’s annual economic competitiveness study, Rich States, Poor States, Kentucky ranks 28th in economic performance and 39th in economic outlook. Since 1947,…

Ky should follow in (the new & improved) Michigan’s footsteps by supporting a right-to-work policy

It’s monumental that Michigan — home to the powerful United Automobile Workers, which has helped fund the nationwide multi-billion dollar Big Labor political machine through dues payments forcibly stripped from paychecks of Michigan workers — became the nation’s 24th right-to-work state in late 2012. The state’s right-to-work policy simply states that in Michigan, no worker can…

Hold UK’s budget negotiations @ center court

The Lexington Herald-Leader rightly calls for more openness in the University of Kentucky’s budget meetings. (They could also have added the need for more openness in the General Assembly’s budget process.) Budget negotiations — whether at the capitol or in a university board room often get complicated and messy, which is precisely the explanation that the university cites…