District to get national and international accreditation is one of Kentucky’s 13 low performers????

Here’s a great education puzzle. The Campbell County Public Schools are about to get accreditation from both AdvancED and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. That will make the district both nationally and internationally recognized. However, just a week ago it was announced that Campbell County is one of the 13 long-time low-performing school…

Retired Ed school prof misses it on charter schools

Retired UK professor Marty Solomon’s claim that “Most charter schools no better, worse than public ones” comes up short. Claiming it is a “most-trusted” report, Solomon repeats an oft-heard partial citation of findings in the Stanford University (CREDO) “Multiple Choice” report on charters. What Solomon conveniently doesn’t tell us about that report is disappointing and…

World’s businessmen say: Quality of US education only ranks 22nd among world’s nations

I’ve been looking at some more data from ‘The Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010” from the World Economic Forum. The US rankings page, shows our country only ranked 22nd when business executives from around the world were asked, “How well does the educational system in your country meet the needs of a competitive economy?” Some of…

Let the educator whining begin

Fayette County superintendent fussing about finally being held accountable It didn’t take long. The new report on Kentucky’s low-performing school districts has only been out a few hours, but the superintendent of Fayette County is already crying alligator tears about being called to task for low student test scores. It’s sad when the superintendent of…