Bill introduced to eliminate the Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards in Kentucky

House Bill 215, which would eliminate the use of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in Kentucky, was introduced last week in the Kentucky legislature. The bill description in the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission’s web site says: “Create a new section to KRS Chapter 158 to prohibit the…

Jefferson County Schools could benefit from what is happening in Boston’s charter schools

A new report on the superior performance of Boston’s charter schools got me thinking about a comparison with Kentucky’s Jefferson County Public Schools. Both Boston and Jefferson County are large, city-based school systems, but I honestly thought the student demographics in Boston would give that city a notable advantage over the Louisville area schools in…