One size does not fit all when it comes to educating children. Parents absolutely are entitled to a choice in where their children are educated.
This video from ParentsKnowBest.com illustrates the need for choice:
From cn|2 Pure Politics:
Rep. Tom Burch, D-Louisville, called the 2012 session “one of the worst” since he first joined the legislature in 1972 because of a lack of state money compared to education and social services needs.
A lack of money is what made this “one of the worst” sessions since 1972? Couldn’t it have been the…
In case you require further proof of the complete disregard that out-of-touch bureaucrats in Washington D.C. have for the benefits Kentucky coal, check out this video link: Bankrupting Kentucky\’s energy sector was the plan all along
This is the reason denizens of the Bluegrass State passionately demand local governance and state sovereignty over our energy sector. The group most capable of weighing the costs and benefits of Kentucky coal are not the far and away bureacrats in Washington D.C., but locally elected officials and directly affected Kentucky citizens.
Unless Kentucky asserts its constitutional rights to oversee its own internal commerce, the Environmental Protection Agency threatens to bankrupt thousands of Kentucky families that depend on the black rock.
Apparently, that was precisely the plan all along.
As unelected bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency continue to threaten the economic vitality of Kentucky’s energy sector, an op-ed in today’s Herald-Leader questions the Lexington newspaper for its refusal to defend Kentucky coal, the Bluegrass State’s most prized natural resource.
The decidedly anti-coal sentiment found in many media outlets nowadays is being questioned by many denizens of the Bluegrass State. Thanks to Kentucky coal, the Bluegrass State enjoys some of the lowest electricity rates in the nation, a circumstance that attracts business from industries such as steel, aluminum, and automotive – job creation at its best.
As author of the op-ed, Bill Bissett, put it, “[T]he editorial pages remain out of step with the vast majority of Kentuckians who believe in the importance of our coal industry, especially within our two coalfields.”
Bissett also called out the Herald-Leader for its “carrot and stick” strategy to both bash and commend House Speaker Greg Stumbo. The paper bashes Stumbo for defending Kentucky coal while – at the same time – praising him for his efforts to use funds raised by the Kentucky coal severance tax to fund new educational opportunities for Kentucky’s underprivileged:
“So, if I am to interpret the editorial board’s position correctly, it wants Eastern Kentuckians to have coal severance tax dollars for education, but the board is not in favor of the mining of coal to generate those severance tax dollars.”
The Herald-Leader may forget that it’s a lot easier for the Kentucky legislature to spend money than make money, but saving money and creating jobs for Kentuckians is what local governance of Kentucky’s energy sector does best – and that’s why many are calling for a “a more balanced perspective on coal.”
The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, which is the General Educational Development Certificate (GED) managing agency in Kentucky, just posted a consumer alert about bogus on line GED test sites.
The CPE says the only approved way to take the GED “is through a test administered onsite at an Official GED Testing Center™.”
The alert continues:
“Only a state may issue the GED® test credential. The GED® tests are not available online as claimed on these websites. The exam, which takes more than seven hours to complete, is administered only at Official GED Testing Centers™.”
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