Fees and Dues in Kentucky’s Schools

No Standards No Accounting Laws Violated Kentucky’s Constitution requires a system of free public schools, but that is probably a surprise to most parents. On December 9, 2008, the Kentucky Office of Education Accountability (OEA) reported to the legislature’s Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee that most schools charge students widely varying amounts for dues,…

College Confusion

Two news articles running within days of each other provide more evidence of the massive amount of confusion the public is getting about the real education situation in Kentucky. Over near the East end of the state, the Daily Independent in Ashland complains that college enrollment in the state is moving in the “Wrong Direction.”…

Who’s Really Watching Our Failing School Systems?

Next week the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) considers progress reporting requirements for Kentucky’s three worst performing school districts (Jefferson County, Christian County, and Covington Independent). Signaling where the worst of the worst problems lie, the Kentucky Department of Education recommends that Jefferson and Christian County should only have to report to the KBE twice…