Even more justification for scrapping CATS

An Education Week article comparing the actions of Kentucky education officials to those of troubled mortgage borrowers somehow failed to gain the attention of Kentucky’s mainstream media this past week. The article described how several states — Kentucky is highlighted, but not alone — have declined to get serious about improving education standards and now…

Prevailing-mandates on school-construction projects: Testimony offered to the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor

Editor’s note: The following testimony was offered to the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor on Feb. 13, 2008, by Jim Waters of the Bluegrass Institute.  Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Greetings from Kentucky, where celebrations got underway earlier this week, commemorating the 200th birthday of the nation’s 16th president. My name is Jim…