Taking liberty to the airwaves: BIPPS talks school choice today on Bardstown’s Brooks & Co. radio show

Join me today at 11 a.m. on the “Brooks & Company” radio show on Bardstown’s 1320 WBRT-AM. Listen live here. We’ll discuss the Bluegrass Institute’s upcoming “Free to Learn” debate series and why Kentucky needs school choice. The show, which airs each Tuesday from 11 a.m. to Noon, is hosted by Jim Brooks, editor of…

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…