Milton Friedman honored today

The Bluegrass Institute honored the late economist Milton Friedman today in an annual event that featured a number of interesting speakers and a panel question and answer session. Here is the keynote address from the Bluegrass Institute’s Vice President for Policy and Communications Jim Waters. Stay tuned for more from this event. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6PujhIp0pM]

Massachusetts’ governor axes school board members who raised questions

Could something similar have happened here? Editors at the Boston Globe are clearly worried about the replacement of two of the Massachusetts Board of Education’s most outspoken critics of the recent decision to drop Massachusetts’ highly regarded education standards. Instead, the state is signing on to the ‘Common Core Standards’ that Kentucky recently adopted. The…

Prichard shooting the messenger

Over the past few days I’ve been discussing a new “The College Completion Agenda, 2010 Progress Report” from the College Board (which creates the SAT college entrance tests and runs the AP program). Among other things, this College Board report takes some well-aimed shots at things our K to 12 education community needs to improve…