Good question from Sentinel-News

The Sentinel-News’ editors are asking why kids are still in school now that all of the testing is finished (subscription). As the newspaper correctly points out, “The week of school after KPREP/year-end exams seems a bit of a waste of time.” There isn’t much, if any, learning going on. It’s just a wasteful bureaucratic way…

Economic dreaming

I have a problem with people who somehow think certain sectors of the economy can magically be shielded from the realities of economics. The facts are that sooner or later, when real resources are not available, every area of society suffers. A case in point of the magical thinking viewpoint about economics came out today…

How novel: Fayette County Schools superintendent wants to do what he’s supposed to do

Kentucky’s ‘Ungraded Primary’ – it was easily one of the most controversial features of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990. ‘Ungraded Primary’ did away with the traditional school configuration of Kindergarten through the third grade. Instead, early learners were supposed to be grouped according to their performance in each academic area. Students would be…