Education Commissioner admits increase in health care benefits unsustainable

Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday has some sobering comments about how increasing health care costs for state employees and retirees are unsustainable. In his discussion of the ballooning costs, Holliday simply declares: “The current path is not sustainable.” Holliday candidly admits this is “well above my pay grade” to solve, but his department and…

Dr. Howard Fuller, National Renowned Black Educational Reformer to Speak at Educational Forum in Louisville

Louisville, KY. – The Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) is sponsoring an educational forum on charter schools and parental choice options for failing black and low income students within Jefferson County Public Schools and throughout Kentucky. Dr. Howard Fuller, the pioneer education reformer and one of the nations’s most distinguished advocates for providing children from black…

Professor emeritus: ‘There will be no turning back’ if UPike is added to state dole

Tom Schrodt, professor emeritus of chemical engineering at the University of Kentucky, offers some fact-driven analysis on why the University of Pikeville should not be added to the state’s higher-education system. Schrodt takes a look back at what happened when the University of Louisville was added to the state system in the 1960s and how supporters’ proposal…