The Real ACT Deal

Back last August when the overall average ACT scores for all 2008 high school graduates came out, I cautioned that the overall scores might be impacted by the performance of students who didn’t attend public schools. I was right. Finally, through the good offices of State Senator Jack Westwood (Thank You to this supporter of…

High Dropout Rates –

Too Many Still Ignoring Them “One of the first steps for anyone wanting to reduce the dropout rate in a community may be to convince others that a dropout problem exists.” From: Reducing Dropout Rates – “Grad Nation: A Guidebook to Help Communities Tackle the Dropout Crisis” Education Week Subscription Required). It’s nice to see…

Courier CATS Diatribe

Never has so much nonsense been assembled by so few to attempt to bamboozle so many Today’s Courier-Journal opinion piece establishes a new low for factual ignorance. To wit: (1) The Courier charges that former Education Commissioner Jon Draud started the current process to revise (flatten in the Courier’s words) CATS. Nonsense! CATS was under…