The Price of Poverty in Kentucky

This past Monday, Dr. Eric Schansberg – economics professor at Indiana University Southeast and member of the Bluegrass Institute board of scholars – was interviewed on KET’s Kentucky Tonight program by Bill Goodman. Attica Scott, District 1 representative on Louisville Metro Council, and Terry Brooks of Kentucky Youth Advocates were also guests on the show. Watch…

Kentucky’s colleges training too many elementary school teachers

Education Week just published an article about states where the college system is producing too many elementary school teachers for the available jobs (subscription?). Kentucky is an over-producer. Per EdWeek, Kentucky has a demand for 730 new elementary school teachers but the supply from colleges is 1,275. That means 545 Kentucky college graduates won’t have…