NAEP nonsense begins – Part 1

I knew the education crowd in Kentucky and elsewhere would not take long to jump on statistically insignificant score increases on the new National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) math and reading results to puff up unsupportable claims of progress. My first example out of the gate is the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) news…

Teacher retirement system under-performed other retiree plan in Kentucky

An important Herald-Leader article on the problems with our under-funded public employee retirement programs indicates that investment returns for the Kentucky Teacher Retirement System (KTRS) under-performed investments made by the Kentucky Retirement Systems, which cover other state and local workers. Per the article, the Teacher Retirement System produced only a 4.8 percent return on investments…