PAC formed to oppose teachers’ union influence in Kentucky

WFPL Radio reports that heavy campaign funding by Kentucky’s teachers’ unions is drawing some opposition. Campaign finance records obtained by the Bluegrass Institute show that the Jefferson County Teachers Association sometimes has spent more than $100,000 in “Independent Expenditures” to support individual candidates that union favored in past school board races. It is difficult to…

New Bluegrass Institute report: Bang for the Buck 2012

(EMINENCE, Ky.) – A new Bluegrass Institute study ranking efficiency in Kentucky’s public schools confirms that the commonwealth’s students – even those from poor homes – can receive a better education in spite of current economic challenges that impact the state budget and education funding. “Bang for the Buck 2012: How efficient are Kentucky’s schools?”…