Prichard Finally Enters Blogosphere

Despite many invitations from the Bluegrass Institute to join with us in frank discussions about education issues, in the past the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence always declined. Now, Prichard has joining the Blogosphere. That at last gives the public and the Bluegrass Institute a welcome opportunity to respectfully discuss Prichard’s ideas in an open…

CATS Audit Mess # 2 – Not Minding the Store

The new “Performance Audit of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Oversight of State Assessment Contracts” is loaded with evidence of what State Representative Brad Montell calls an “unbelievably convoluted, mixed-up mess.” Among messiest findings of all, for those who know the history, are the audit’s listings of deficiencies in the department’s administration of the CATS…

Secret Superintendents?

An interesting government transparency fight is playing out in Spencer County. The Spencer County Board of Education wants to do their superintendent’s evaluation in closed session. However, that violates Kentucky’s Open Meetings Act according to the Office of the Attorney General, who has already ruled on the issue. Now, all sorts of taxpayer funded organizations,…