Why New York City’s Ed Chancellor is demanding more charter schools

New York City’s Education Chancellor, Joe Klein, knows a good deal when he sees it. So, he is taking on state legislators and bureaucrats in Albany, pushing them to reduce or eliminate their cap on charter schools. Why is Klein sticking his neck out? Here’s one great reason why. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njBEryfdmLc] Meanwhile, here in Kentucky inner…

Not getting it right

The editorial staff at the Ashland Independent thinks the Kentucky Board of Education’s legislative request to implement higher accountability for local school boards and superintendents is on target as far as superintendents go but misses the mark on holding local board members accountable. The newspaper’s logic doesn’t wash. At present, Kentucky school superintendents essentially have…

Kentucky Commissioner of Education outlines Kentucky’s “Larger Goal” for Education

Very simply, it’s “high graduation rates with students prepared for college.” You can hear Dr. Holliday’s statement on the archived webcast of the recent Kentucky Board of Education meetings here. Move the time slider to 1:21:40 to hear some of Dr. Holliday’s preliminary comments along with the “Larger Goal” statement. It’s a good goal. By…