Scores Up in DC Public Schools

The Washington Post does not want to give vouchers or charter schools any credit for this, but public school scores in the Washington, DC area are up. Whether this is real improvement or just test score manipulation such as we exposed in Kentucky’s CATS system remains to be seen. However, it certainly doesn’t refute the…

What Tests Do College Presidents and Public School Principals Like?

Some interesting comments were made in yesterday’s Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee meeting in Frankfort. Dr. Wayne Andrews, the president of Morehead State University, discussed the inadequate preparation of many Morehead freshmen. He said about 40 percent of each new class requires remediation in at least one subject, usually math. To combat this problem, Morehead…

If Real Inflation Rates Are Not High Enough, Invent Your Own

Comments on page 46 in the new Kentucky Progress Report from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) caught my attention. The SREB says of Kentucky, “Total funding per full-time-equivalent student increased by $2,894 (25 percent), from $11,731 to $14,625. When adjusted for inflation at 4 percent per year, Kentucky’s per full-time-equivalent student funding fell by…