Matching Kentucky education against a state with massive school choice options – Part 4

This is is the final blog with academic data in our series comparing performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for school choice rich Florida and other states including school choice poor Kentucky. There will be one more blog with some nonacademic information of interest. We are looking at the NAEP results for…

Matching Kentucky education against a state with massive school choice options – Part 3

This is the third blog in our series comparing performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for school choice rich Florida and other states including school choice poor Kentucky. We are looking at the NAEP results for Grade 4 reading from the early days of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990 and…

Matching Kentucky education against a state with massive school choice options – Part 2

As I wrote in the first blog in this series, Florida, quite unlike Kentucky, has a very large number of school choice options. So, after I posted a blog on January 24, 2019 noting how dramatically well Florida performed on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 2017, I wondered, “How do Florida and…

Matching Kentucky education against a state with massive school choice options – Part 1

Florida, quite unlike Kentucky, has a very large number of school choice options. So, after I posted a blog on January 24, 2019 noting how dramatically well Florida performed on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 2017, I wondered, “How do Florida and Kentucky compare on the NAEP over the years?” I decided…

Bluegrass Beacon: Education facelift incomplete without school choice

Editor’s note: The Bluegrass Beacon is a weekly syndicated statewide newspaper column posted on the Bluegrass Institute’s website after being released to and published by newspapers statewide. Photos of the state Capitol being tweeted by Gov. Matt Bevin offer an unmistakably dramatic before-and-after contrast showing impressive results of a $1.2 million scrubdown of the century-old…

Kentucky should observe National School Choice Week with bold thinking

Just in time for National School Choice Week, a new national poll finds that more than two-thirds of Americans favor school choice and bold reforms. Hopefully, Kentucky lawmakers are listening. The American Federation for Children’s Fifth Annual School Choice Survey polled 1,200 likely 2020 voters and found 67 percent of respondents support the concept of…

When will Kentucky be able to truly celebrate National School Choice Week?

Among those activities will be a week-long series of Bluegrass Institute policy blogs, op-eds and media appearances centering on the theme: Kentucky needs school choice because it works to provide more options for families and opportunities for children. It’s National School Choice Week, which recognizes the importance and celebrating the effectiveness of empowering parents and…