ACT scores: Less than half of Kentucky’s students ready for college-level English

More evidence that Kentucky’s public-education system is failing to adequately prepare students for college, much less the rigors of the 21st century global marketplace, are splattered on today’s front page. Notice the continued excuse-making for ACT scores which “show that less than half of public high school juniors in Kentucky are ready to do college-level…

Health care plan threatens Kentuckians’ freedoms; reps should ‘face the music’

Kentuckians should be concerned about the latest attempt by the White House to suppress online opposition of its scary health-care plan. This Reason.TV video offers a frightening report about the White House asking the public to report any information on health care reform they receive from e-mails and blogs that “seems fishy.” They have essentially…

Opinions vs. falsehoods

Not surprisingly, the Louisville Courier-Journal sides with the judge and against Jefferson County Public Schools’ parents and students in the ongoing busing controversy. That’s been the consistent stance of their editorials and op-ed pages all along. However, I’m just wondering upon what basis the editorial writer of Thursday’s editorial, “Heyburn’s ruling,” makes the following statement…

‘Cap’ this policy

Even though Washington has approved the cap-and-trade climate legislation, Kathy Gornik, president of Lexington-based THIEL Loudspeakers and Bluegrass Institute chairman, points out why Americans have not done the same. Click here to read Gornik’s article in Business Lexington on the disastrous legislation. The cap-and-trade plan allows for a carbon emission trade market where if one…

‘Extremely disappointed’ over Kentucky’s entire economic-development policy

Gov. Beshear is “disappointed by today’s announcement” that Kentucky won’t receive a federal grant for a new lithium ion electric car battery factory in Hardin County. One of the reasons there is so much disappointment when a single project like this falls through is that Kentucky’s economic-development policy doesn’t produce the stream of new jobs…

Heyburn’s ruling favors bureaucrats over kids

Jefferson County Public Schools’ Superintendent Sheldon Berman responded to Tuesday’s decision by U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn III denying a request by two families seeking an injunction against the school district’s unconstitutional student-assignment plan with this gem: “It’s always difficult for parents who don’t get the decision they want.” Apparently, it doesn’t bother Berman…