BIPPS analyst Richard Innes talks education on KET’s Kentucky Tonight … tonight!

Join Bluegrass Institute Staff Education Analyst Richard Innes on KET’s Kentucky Tonight at 8 pm (EDT) … tonight! Innes joins host Renee Shaw and a panel of guests, including Brigitte Blom Ramsey, executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excllence, Stephanie Winkler, president of the Kentucky Education Association, and Steven Gordon, associate fellow at…

Bluegrass Beacon: Charter opponents don’t have New Orleans to kick around anymore

Editor’s note: The Bluegrass Beacon is a weekly syndicated statewide newspaper column posted on the Bluegrass Institute’s website after being released to and published by newspapers statewide. Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, state education leaders in Louisiana decided to take over and rebuild the shattered New Orleans public school infrastructure using charter…

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,…