Year Round School Fad Flopping

The Courier-Journal reports that four of the six remaining Louisville schools that still use a full, year-round calendar for classes (no traditional summer breaks), are dropping this once highly touted education fad idea. Jefferson County Schools superintendent Shelly Berman wants to drop this expensive program in the two remaining schools, as well. The school system…

Media Muddle on Charters

According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, a new report on charter schools says these parental choice schools are not making much difference. The article cites some biased Indiana legislators claims that the report is excellent ammunition to reign in Indiana’s charter school growth. At the same time, another newspaper says that a new report claims “Indiana’s…

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.”…