Man in the mirror: Change your ways

Now would be a good time for those charged with educating and leading our nation’s young people to take a good, long look in the mirror and reevaluate their priorities and practices. It’s not enough for leaders in our educational system – whether iconic coaches of powerhouse football programs or local superintendents and the school boards who employ them – to…

Rewarding Failure: Round #2

The Kentucky Department of Education released the most recent list of ‘Persistently Low Achieving Schools‘ (PLAs) last week. As part of our 2011 Open Record Project, requests were submitted to obtain the most recent performance evaluations for the superintendent of each district that had a school on the list. This is a follow up to…

NKAPC meeting tomorrow @ Dixie Heights H.S.

For all Bluegrass Institute supporters in Northern Kentucky: A public meeting regarding the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission will be held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Dixie Heights High School in Kenton County. Marcus Carey reports on his Bluegrass Bulletin blog that Kenton County Attorney Gary (Can anyone say ‘conflict of interest?’) Edmondson, whose private firm…

Lieutenant Governor candidates duke it out this evening

Tonight on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight”, Kentucky’s lieutenant governor hopefuls will make the case for why their ticket is the one to vote for. KET is taking questions via Twitter. This is a great opportunity to ask how, if elected, these candidates will help promote free-markets, improve transparency in Kentucky government, and protect the individual rights…