Teachers union keeps replaying a 3-years-old, broken record

Some of Kentucky’s public schools – especially some in Louisville – perform so poorly that education commissioner Terry Holliday told the Kentucky Senate’s Education Committee today that he doesn’t think the situation “could get any worse.” Holliday told the committee he wants to add public charter schools to the mix of tools he has to…

Education Commissioner calls for charter school legislation: Admits situation in some Persistently Low-Achieving Schools couldn’t get worse

“What we’ve done for the last three years has not worked. So, I think it may be time to try something else. I don’t think it could get any worse.” Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday commenting on the lack of progress in some of Kentucky’s Persistently Low-Achieving Schools The Kentucky Senate’s Education Committee had…

Bill would let Kentucky school districts buy health insurance for school board members

I’m having trouble wrapping my mind around the thinking in House Bill 283. This bill would allow locally elected school board members join the health care plan their school district offers to employees at taxpayer expense. That is problematic. For one thing, local school board members are not full time – or even part time…

“Educational Genocide” in Louisville: The parent blame game

Since Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday unleashed a Tsunami with his recent remarks that performance in Jefferson County’s lowest-performing schools amounted to “educational genocide,” uncomfortable facts about Louisville’s long-term, Persistently Low-Achieving Schools (PLAs) are finally getting attention. Sadly, the Jefferson County school board quickly started their all-to-familiar denial dance, trying to downplay the fact…