Celebrating National School Choice Week – The ESA Frontier: Boldly going where education reform has (hardly) gone before

The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s first and only free-market think tank, joins with hundreds of groups nationwide to celebrate the fifth annual National School Choice Week (Jan. 25-31). Since its beginning more than 11 years ago, the Bluegrass Institute has been the leading voice to give Kentucky parents effective alternatives to ensure…

Bluegrass Beacon: Kentucky is barely ‘back’

A little-known fact about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous “I’ll be back” line in his “Terminator” movie is that it just about didn’t happen because the famous Austrian-born actor-turned-governor-turned-actor-again had difficulty pronouncing “I’ll” properly. Director James Cameron refused to grant Schwarzenegger’s request to change the phrase to the easier-to-pronounce “I will be back.” The American Film Institute…

Lawsuit filed against county’s authority to enact right-to-work law

Here is information about a lawsuit filed recently by several labor unions against the Hardin County Fiscal Court, which recently became the fifth county in the country and commonwealth to pass a right-to-work ordinance. The Bluegrass Institute is collaborating with Protect My Check, Inc. to protect Kentucky workers and ignite our commonwealth’s economy.  January 15,…

BIPPS joins fifth annual National School Choice Week to close academic gaps, promote educational liberty for Kentucky families

Week-long series looks at various types of school choice For Immediate Release: Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015                        Contact: Jim Waters @ 270-320-4376  (Frankfort, Ky.) – To show support for enhancing and expanding educational opportunities for all families, the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s first and only free-market think tank, is joining with supporters of educational…

Right-to-work rolls through Kentucky counties: Hardin County votes 8-1 against forced unionism; Cumberland, Pulaski next?

After right-to-work supporters were deemed everything from “racists” to “corporatists” to “union busters,” the Hardin County Fiscal Court voted 8-1 on Tuesday to pass the final reading of a right-to-work ordinance first approved on Dec. 23. The vote means Hardin County joins Warren, Simpson, Fulton and Todd as Kentucky’s right-to-work counties. Cumberland County Fiscal Court,…