BIPPS in Louisville Business First: The experience gap in Jefferson County schools

There are many gaps contributing to the poor performance of the Jefferson County Public Schools, including the well-publicized academic achievement gap between whites and minorities and the common-sense gaps which are unmistakable in the district’s busing and student-assignment policies. However, the most serious gap might be “the experience gap.” I write about it in today’s…

HHS cuts premiums in Kentucky

This week, Health and Human Services (HHS) cut premiums in 17 states by 40 percent for individuals with pre-existing conditions. Kentucky is one state that will see these premiums decline. One reason for the cut is the low enrollment in the law’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan. To date only 18,000 Americans have signed up for…

Is naming a valedictorian ‘unhealthy?’

Public-education bureaucrats these days are averse to competition … and not just from charter or private schools. Many of them now support doing away with the tradition of “naming only one valedictorian,” reports the (Louisville) Courier-Journal, which seems all-too willing to enable our failing education system avoid making tough decisions or any semblance of controversy.…

Follow Hayek’s Advice

I just added the ability to make a reoccuring donation to the Bluegrass Institute! This is a great and easy way to support limited, common sense, constitutional government and individual liberty in Kentucky! Fund your free market think tank today and as F.A. Hayek once wrote, “We need intellectual leaders…willing to stick to principles…(leave the)…