Superintendent abused system for 15 years!

And, the “system” never caught it! Several years ago, the Bluegrass Institute started warning the citizens of Kentucky that oversight of the public school district superintendents in Kentucky was highly problematic. Local boards of education in too many cases were handing out annual superintendent evaluations that just didn’t jibe with the performance in their school…

How NOT To Argue with Parents About Common Core: Michelle Malkin

One of the biggest issues to surface during on-going discussions about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) has been a growing tendency for public officials and other standards supporters to avoid thoughtful discussions about valid concerns. Instead, officials are engaging in personal attacks and ridicule for parents and…

Kentucky parent sues to block Common Core State Standards

Kentucky taxpayer, citizen and parent David Adams has filed a lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court charging there was “illegal acceptance of Common Core State Standards and forbidding any continued action relating to same until such time as specific legislative approval is granted.” Parties being sued by Adams include: 1. Steve Beshear, Governor of the Commonwealth…

Our concern about Unbridled Learning’s Program Reviews gets attention

Back on November 1, 2013 I wrote about concerns with the first round of scores from Kentucky’s new Writing Program Reviews. I pointed to some extreme examples where the scores from the new reviews didn’t match well with other data related to student writing performance. Apparently, our concerns are raising some awareness. On Friday, November…