Going to bat for school choice would yield triple play for Kentucky’s students, school districts and taxpayers

In the early days, school-choice opponents frequently got away with baseless allegations that usually carried some variation of the following theme: public charter schools and private school voucher and tax-credit programs are radical ideas that harm traditional public schools and fail to offer their students a better education. Then the school-choice idea, which once was…

News Alert: BIPPS to hold school-choice debate in Louisville

For Immediate Release:                                                              Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013         Contact: Jim Waters                                                                                                                                                      270-320-4376                                                                           (LOUISVILLE, Ky.)  — “Free to Learn,” a series of three debates designed to tackle the issue of charter schools in Kentucky, will begin with the first debate at Southern Baptist Seminary’s Heeren Hall in Louisville on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. The debate…

Who are the ‘meanies’ among us?

Did you know that you have “mean-spirited motives” if you oppose the huge expansion of Kentucky’s Medicaid program? Well, that’s what the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial writer thinks, anyhow. But isn’t it more detrimental to the poor to add multitudes of middle-class Kentuckians who have told us that they would have purchased private insurance if they…

BIPPS joins nationwide coalition in calling for an end to federal subsidies for ‘unproven and unproductive’ wind energy industry

Federal handouts for the wind energy industry are scheduled to once again expire at the end of this year. The Bluegrass Institute has joined more than 100 other organizations, including the Beacon Center of Tennessee, Commonwealth Foundation, John Locke Foundation, Independence Institute, Maine Heritage Policy Center and Freedom Works, in calling on Congress to “break from the…