Corbin parents rebuffed

It’s a sad tale. Parents want a choice so their kids can have a chance. But it’s the board that has the power. If Kentucky had a charter-school law, the parents who eloquently make their case for choice in this video would be empowered to make the best decisions for their children. It’s becoming more…

Standing up for states’ rights

If only three of the 16 state lawmakers who “passed” on voting on Senate Bill 3 on Monday would have cast a “yes” vote, the measure – known as the “21st Century Bill of Rights” – would have passed the Kentucky Senate. The proposed constitutional amendment was an attempt to reassert the commonwealth’s sovereignty in…

Quote of the day

“A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or, perhaps both.  Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”             …

Institute’s board chair: Answers to 4.4 million unemployed youth are free markets, ‘minimum-wage holiday’

According to the Department of Labor, ” The July 2009 unemployment rates for young men (19.7 percent), women (17.3 percent), whites (16.4 percent), blacks (31.2 percent), Asians (16.3 percent), and Hispanics (21.7 percent) increased from a year earlier. In July 2009, 4.4 million youth were unemployed, up by nearly 1.0 million from July 2008.” Bluegrass…