Federal judge slaps Kentucky teachers’ union’s lock on school board races

WAVE-3 TV reports a federal judge has ruled Kentucky’s special interest election law that limited individuals’ contributions to candidates for local school board races is unconstitutional. The law restricted contributions from individuals to $100 while the union could give hundreds of thousands to its chosen candidates. That unbalanced rule gave the state’s teachers’ union a…

Charter schools come in many flavors

One of our frequent, though often misinformed correspondents posted a sweeping comment on a recent blog that: “…charter schools don’t want anything to do with special education, homeless or migrant children.” That is another piece of uninformed, overly generalized opinion such as that frequently pushed by self-interested teachers’ union folks and their fellow travelers. Just…

Courier Confusion

How many kids got sent all over creation during Jefferson County Schools’ opening day? It’s kind of amusing. The Courier-Journal doesn’t seem to be able to get its numbers straight about the number of kids who got home really, really late on the chaotic opening day of schools in the newspaper’s own home town. On…