It’s great to see new groups forming and joining the Bluegrass Institute’s quest for school choice. One of those is Parents for Improving Kentucky Education (PIKE). PIKE member Lauren Morgan notes in a recent Lexington Herald-Leader op-ed: “… the true promise of charter schools is realized when they are generally free from many of the…
Wave $175 million in front of politicians and labor bosses at the Kentucky teachers unions and you’re liable to end up with charter schools. Nothing — not even the powerful teachers unions — can drown out Washington’s cash registers. Amazing, isn’t it?
“When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny.” — Thomas Jefferson
Despite fearmongering by environmental extremists, nuclear power is safe and cheap. Click here to listen to the 90-second audio commentary.
In 2009, sharp increases occurred in Kentucky schools that failed key student groups.
Jim Waters will be on News/Talk 93 WKCT-Drive Time today at 5pm to discuss charter schools. Listen in at http://www.network1sports.com/stations/wkct.asp
Only small percentages of Kentucky public high school graduates are ready for college. In 2009, the ACT indicated just 13 percent of Kentucky graduates are fully prepared for a liberal college education.
“As a product of public schools and a public school parent, I believe in the value of a public education. But while every child is entitled to a public education, public education is not entitled to every child.” — Texas Gov. Rick Perry
Once again, the Kentucky General Assembly failed in its constitutional duty of passing a balanced budget within the allotted 60-day legislative session. In other words, lawmakers failed to do their job — especially the House leadership which held the budget process hostage in an attempt to increase the state’s bonded indebtedness by $1.2 billion. Kudos…