Bluegrass Institute’s Kentucky Legislative Economics Seminar: Maurice McTigue

Here is a great presentation from the Honorable Maurice McTigue, former member of the New Zealand Parliament and economics expert at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. McTigue offers advice to Kentucky legislators and citizens on how the state can improve its lack-luster economic performance using common sense ideas that have worked in other…

Common Floor?

Upscale Douglas County, Colorado’s school district has a remarkably outspoken superintendent named Liz Celania-Fagen. To put it mildly, Ms. Celania-Fagen isn’t impressed with the Common Core State Standards, which she calls “Common Floor.” A recent National Review On Line article reports: “Celania-Fagen thinks the controversial Common Core standards were written ‘with good intentions to help…

Legislative panel session on charter schools coincides with Bluegrass Institute’s campaign for school choice

As the Bluegrass Institute kicks off its “Legalize School Choice” campaign, the groundswell of support for charter schools in the commonwealth has resulted in an impromptu legislative panel session in Frankfort today on that very topic. The panel session, prompted by Hal Heiner – long-time Bluegrass Institute supporter and founder of the brand new Kentucky…