Stated purpose of charter schools’ legislation

Good words from the charter school amendment that passed the Kentucky Senate by a single vote yesterday: (2) Charter schools shall:(a) Focus on closing achievement gaps between high-performing and low-performing groups of public school students by expanding learning experiences for students who are identified as academically low-achieving;(b) Increase pupil learning through the implementation of high,…

Policing for Profit

Yesterday’s USAToday published an interesting article. “The recession may be claiming a new victim: the 5-10-mph “cushion” police and state troopers across the USA have routinely given motorists exceeding the speed limit. As cities and states scramble to fill budget gaps with revenue from traffic citations, “not only are the (speeding) tolerances much lower, but…

‘Mr. Attorney General: Join thehealth care lawsuit!’Rally to stop Obamacare, reaffirmKentucky’s sovereigntyThursday, April 1, 2010, at 10 a.m.Capitol Rotunda in FrankfortSpeakers include Dr. Rand Paul, U.S. Senate candidate; Eric Wilson,state director of the Kentucky 9/12 Project; and Jim Waters, directorof policy and communications for the Bluegrass Institute forPublic Policy Solutions; lawmakers and public officials. Come…