Bluegrass Beacon: Clinton’s backflip on charter schools ‘a step backwards’

Hillary Clinton supported charter schools before being endorsed by the big teachers’ unions and receiving access to their cash and get-out-the-vote efforts. Clinton wrote in her memoir “It Takes a Village” that she favors “promoting choice among public schools,” while later claiming “charter schools are a way of bringing teachers and parents and communities together.”…

BIPPS op-ed in the Lexington Herald-Leader: ACT scores reinforce need for charter schools

  Bluegrass Institute staff education analyst Richard Innes’ analysis in Thursday’s Lexington Herald-Leader of the latest ACT college-entrance test results released this week includes disaggregating the scores, which reconfirms both the seriousness of Kentucky’s white minus black achievement gap and the need for charter schools in the Bluegrass State, one of seven states without a…

Speaking of Soccer stadiums: Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters speaks to the Louisville Tea Party, Hardin Co. GOP women

A new taxpayer-funded study released last week is the latest attempt by the Fischer administration to include the use of public dollars for constructing a new stadium for the Louisville City FC Soccer club. All three funding scenarios considered by the study involved some use of taxpayer dollars. The whole process by which the city…

Bluegrass Beacon – Free employers: Reduce regulatory cesspool

Only 15 states perform more poorly than Kentucky on CNBC’s annual ranking of business climates based on 10 categories, including workforce, infrastructure and education. It’s not a coincidence that the two states ranking highest overall among Kentucky’s neighbors – Virginia (No. 13) and Indiana (No. 16) – also rate much higher than the Bluegrass State…