High pay + poor performance = rejected contract

Question: What happens Brownsville, PA when the highest paid teachers in the state have some of the poorest performing schools? Answer: The school board flatly rejects the teachers’ union’s new contract proposal. From EAGnews.org: Brownsville Area School Board director Nena Kaminsky recently made headlines when she convinced her colleagues to reject a proposed teachers union contact, and told…

Free trade works for coal, too

A $7 billion international trade deal may put Kentucky’s energy sector back on the path to long-term sustainability, despite federal regulators’ efforts to squash it. Earlier last week, an Indian coal group called Abhijeet agreed to purchase nine million tons of coal per year from Kentucky coal producers for the next 25 years. This comes…

KEA underling reveals boss hangs out at the public-pension trough

Mary Ruble, assistant deputy executive director at the Kentucky Education Association, took  issue during Tuesday’s public pensions task force meeting with a recent Bluegrass Institute claim that the state teachers union is one of several private organizations with its hand in the commonwealth’s public pension cookie jar. Ruble says “it’s simply not true” that KEA employees participate in…