“True liberty, by protecting the exertions of talents and industry, and securing to them their justly acquired fruits tends more powerfully than any other cause to augment the mass of national wealth.” –Alexander Hamilton
The percentage of Louisville students in NCLB failing schools varies notably by race.
Remember how we were promised that stimulus dollars would be used to get people back to work on “shovel ready” projects within 60 days? Well, it’s been 14 months and Louisville’s “just getting ready to do sidewalks,” according to city Stimulus Czar Rick Johnstone. While the city has received $458 million — twice as much…
CNN recently reported on a survey of economists who said that the “stimulus” funding didn’t promote job growth. Is this really news? You can’t create jobs by taking money and giving it back. It’s pretty simple, really.
Nearly 60 percent of all Louisville students attend schools that fail to make Adequate Yearly Progress under No Child Left Behind.
After two decades of KERA, federal testing shows that – at best – only one in three Kentucky students is proficient in reading and math.
There has been a sharp increase in education funding in the Bluegrass State since KERA began yet little progress to show for it. In 1990, the state achieved 5.10 NAEP proficiency points for each $1 billion it collected for education. By 2009, that efficiency rating had slipped to only 4.57 proficiency points per each $1…
The Beshear administration is doing a lot of crowing about a new report praising Kentucky state government for its transparency. But it’s much ado about nothing. Click here to read the latest Bluegrass Beacon.
In 2009, Jefferson County’s busing plan destroyed No Child Left Behind accountability in at least 19 schools that were in Tier 1 or higher failure status in 2008. These schools just got a free ride.
Too many Lousiville high schools are “dropout factories” with graduation rates falling below 60 percent.