The Kentucky Department of Education has some good news about Advanced Placement course taking in Kentucky.
We’ll have to wait until Friday to learn how much of the increase comes from the very excellent Advance Kentucky program. This program, which has been expanding in Kentucky, uses some powerful techniques including merit pay for teachers and financial rewards for students who do well in AP courses.
Will history repeat?
WAVE 3 reports that by a narrow 4 to 3 vote the Jefferson County Board of Education voted to expand the city’s radical busing plan to include the city’s middle schools with the 2011-2012 school term.
Jefferson County Board member Joe Hardesty captured my thoughts fairly well when he said, “My concern over implementing anything beyond the elementary stage at this point is that we are going to overload the transportation system.”
Only, I don’t think he used the right tense of the verb. I think the system is already overloaded.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tells it like it is. This time the topic is education budget cuts.
Like New Jersey, Kentucky has education budget challenges driven by skyrocketing benefit costs.
Like New Jersey, Kentucky also has powerful teachers’ union bosses obstructing reasonable policymakers from addressing the funding problems.
Benefits have been devouring Kentucky’s education budget increases just like in New Jersey.
Perhaps it’s time for some straight talk from Kentucky’s governor — just like the teachers’ union received from New Jersey’s governor.
Just what do you think the chances are for that?