Trading money for power

– Huge Sunday coverage about teachers’ union impacts in Cincinnati This week’s ‘Sunday Forum’ section in the print version of the Cincinnati Enquirer is devoted to the upcoming renegotiation of the teachers’ union contract in the city’s school system. The articles leave no doubt, many people get it – teachers union contracts are a major…

Highlights from yesterday’s charter school news conference

This first video covers comments from the bill’s sponsor, Kentucky Representative Brad Montell. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG3zdjWUfR8] The next video, also from the press conference, contains comments from some of the proposed bill’s supporting groups and individuals. Note in particular how much insight the two parents have about the educational situation of their children. Who says parents don’t…

All parents left behind – Follow-up

Apparently, I am not the only one who has reservations about the announcement yesterday of Governor Steve Beshear’s “Transforming Education in Kentucky” (TEK) Task Force. Herald-Leader Reporter Jim Warren contacted Senator David Williams, the ranking leader in the Kentucky Senate, and writes: “Williams, however, argued that the governor was covering old ground. ‘I respectfully submit…