School choice: ‘The best chance a poor black kid has to get ahead’

In his recent Lexington Herald-Leader op-ed, Dr. Cameron S. Schaeffer offers a litany of actions by big-government progressives and their unintended consequences on minorities from low-income homes and neighborhoods. Schaeffer writes: “Progressives run the public school systems in this country. At every turn they block school choice, the best chance a poor black kid has…

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…