Jim Waters, vice president of policy and communications for the Bluegrass Institute, will be guest-hosting on the Les Naiman Show on Salem Radio’s WGTK-AM 970 this Sunday, Oct. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (eastern) Listen live here and call in at (502) 571-0970.
Join the Bluegrass Institute at the Owensboro Tea Party this Saturday, Oct. 23. Jim Waters, vice president of policy and communications, will speak at the event being held from Noon to 2 p.m. outside Owensboro City Hall, 101 E. Fourth St.
Most Americans do NOT want more federal interference in states’ education policies. But they DO want merit pay for teachers. Cato’s Neal McCluskey reports in the latest edition of School Reform News that a new Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll indicates “seven in 10 Americans say a teacher should be paid ‘on the basis of his…
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University has released a some very telling data – take a look.. Imagine that, total employment and private employment seem to be closely tied. More proof that bigger government is not the answer to creating jobs.
In recent months, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has acted with unprecedented encroachment, circumventing the law with more stringent regulations for the coal industry. In early October, the EPA blocked 11 water permits in the Appalachian region. Yesterday, Kentucky responded. Gov. Beshear and the Kentucky Coal Association filed suit in a federal court in Pikeville.…
For more than three decades, the United Negro College Fund’s mantra has been: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Isn’t this true for all of Kentucky’s children?
The brighter the research shines, the darker the hole of wasteful spending in Kentucky’s public schools becomes. Half of all education spending – by far the largest single item in the state budget’s General Fund – is spent for unnecessary personnel, unproven programs and unwelcomed experiments. When will this end?
The Kentucky Virtual High School is the commonwealth’s best-kept secret. It’s good to know the Kentucky Department of Education has big plans for virtual schooling in the future. Hopefully, those plans include an effective marketing campaign. Click here to read the latest Bluegrass Beacon.
“Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.” –Milton Friedman
Last February, Gov. Beshear created the Kentucky at Work program to implement the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in Kentucky. The plan, as described by Beshear on the Kentucky at Work home page, was simple: “ARRA will provide a much-needed, one-time infusion of dollars that will allow us to maintain our jobs and quality…