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A couple days ago, Bluegrass Policy Blog posted about Senator Rand Paul’s intention “to force members to read bills” in Congress. This seems almost so basic that we shouldn’t have to talk about it. I admire the effort but in the end I’m saddened by the fact that we are in a situation where it…

New senator’s priorities include legislation ‘to force members to read the bills’

No longer is he Senator-elect. After Thursday’s swearing-in ceremony, it’s now Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. In his inaugural statement, Paul promised to “keep my promises to the people of Kentucky. … They wanted to send a message to Washington: stop. Stop the out-of-control expansion of government power. Stop the spending.” Among his top priorities will…

Longtime educator, administrator praises Bluegrass Institute’s KERA report series

Longtime Kentucky public school administrator Richard Ratliff praised the Bluegrass Institute’s new report series evaluating the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA), which was signed into law by the late Gov. Wallace Wilkinson in 1990. The report highlights KERA’s many failed academic and testing experiments, including the failure of “fuzzy math” and “whole language reading” to…