Courier-Journal’s nonsense about progress in Jefferson County Schools fools no-one

Even the Prichard Committee agrees! In what looks like a clumsy attempt to get the Jefferson County Board of Education to override its vote to replace the school district’s superintendent, Sheldon Berman, the Courier-Journal’s editors have managed to impressively demonstrate their blindness to the plight of their own readership’s children. On Sunday, December 5, 2010,…

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…