The US education crisis

If any members of the Kentucky legislature’s Interim Joint Education Committee doubt the country faces serious education problems, they kept those doubts to themselves today as Dr. William E. Kirwan presented stunning evidence of how far the United States has fallen in education worldwide. Kirwan’s evidence was stark – the US has lost significant ground…

Teachers Union National: Cut language keeping experienced teachers out of problem schools

– But, will Jefferson County teachers listen? The story started on October 1, 2009. That’s when the Wall Street Journal reported the National Education Association’s president, Dennis Van Roekel, testified to the US House of Representatives that his huge union wants its local affiliates to eliminate restrictive contract language that interferes with, if not totally…

“Lets…face the brutal truth”

– KY Board of Education Chair Joe Brothers to Jefferson County educators The Kentucky Board of Education heard update reports on what was going on in four of Kentucky’s most problematic school districts. The report from one of those districts, Louisville’s huge Jefferson County Public School District, included some really stunning moments. Betty Graham, principal…