Commish to Schools: Viewing president’s speech on education should be voluntary

Next Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at noon Eastern time President Obama will make a major speech directly to school children around the country on both CSPAN and other dedicated education channels. While the proclaimed goal – keeping kids in school and focused on education – seems laudable, the Christian Science Monitor’s blog reports that conservative…

Kentucky Department of Education reports it’s looking at charter schools

The Courier-Journal’s news article about the Bluegrass Institute’s news conference yesterday concerning the new report on Kentucky’s lowest performing schools under No Child Left Behind contains a remarkable set of comments from the Kentucky Department of Education. Says the Courier, Kentucky’s new education commissioner, Dr. Terry Holliday, is actively considering bringing charter schools to Kentucky.…