Quote of the day: Education reform

“Enacting reform is difficult. There is a huge difference between the theory of reform and the reality of it — it is a lot harder than it looks. It requires full transparency, unyielding tenacity, continuous communication, relentless advocacy, and the courage to measure progress and then deal with the results, whatever they may be.” —Jeb…

Now Kentucky is in the business of ‘ordering’ private companies?

Kentucky’s Insurance Commissioner Sharon P. Clark has decided that the decision by insurance companies in the commonwealth to discontinue the writing of new child-only policies because of increased regulations is unacceptable. So she’s ‘ordering’ these companies to continue selling them. This story is not new to the Bluegrass Institute. Jim Waters, vice president of policy…

BIPPS promotes education reform, school choice on TV’s ‘Kentucky Tonight’ at 8 p.m.

Jim Waters, Bluegrass Institute vice president of policy and communications, will appear tonight on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” at 8 p.m. (EST) to advocate for reforming the commonwealth’s failing education system, including allowing charter schools. The program is hosted by Bill Goodman live on KET1 and will be replayed Wednesday at 2 a.m.(EST). During the live…