Auditor: Former Dayton Independent superintendent got almost $250,000 in unauthorized payments

Case being referred to FBI New superintendent asked for audit In the latest of an on-going stream of highly revealing audits of improper activities in local school systems around Kentucky, Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Adam H. Edelen just released a new shocker on highly questionable payments to the recently retired superintendent in the Dayton…

Education Secretary called out over inflated claims about sequestration

As Education Week points out, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has long been considered an asset for the Obama Administration. But, Duncan made some incorrect claims recently about the impacts of the pending fiscal sequestration on education around the country, and he is being called out about it – NOT by Republicans, but the…

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…