KERA’s legacy continues

Kentucky’s college enrollment/grad rates trail nation Jim Warren at the Lexington Herald-Leader has the details. One telling point from the article: “Kentucky had 48 percent of its first-time, full-time college freshmen in 2002 graduate from public four-year colleges and universities by 2008, compared with 55 percent nationally and 53 percent in the 16-state region covered…

Wanting low standards in Louisville

Jefferson County Board of Education member Linda Duncan is one confused lady. She writes in the Courier-Journal that she is upset because the state’s educators want kids to at least score “Proficient” in math and reading on the state’s assessments. Ms. Duncan mistakenly thinks the level of performance considered “Proficient” as determined by Frankfort is…

Northern Kentucky Chamber: Schools failing to prepare students for jobs of the future

Comments from the lead article in this Sunday’s Business Section of the Kentucky Enquirer are stunning. “Even as the region’s unemployment rate remains stubbornly high, well-paying jobs across Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati have gone unfilled. ‘Employers are telling us that they can’t get the employees they need because the local work force doesn’t have…