Report on NAEP to Kentucky Board of Education today didn’t get it right

So, here is the “rest of the story” The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) received a very disappointing presentation on the state’s performance in the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) today, and I think the state’s citizens deserve a more balanced picture. The big problem was that the KBE presentation focused on using…

Bluegrass Beacon: School-choice opponents’ hypocrisy unmasked

What’s good is that school-choice policy dominated much of the closing days of this year’s gubernatorial campaign. It’s a critical issue for Kentucky, which trails most other states when it comes to school-choice policies for parents. What’s not good is that Gov.-elect Andy Beshear seems just fine with supporting organizations and policies that oppose giving…

Where would public school teachers like to send their own children to school?

EdChoice recently issued an interesting report about 2019 SCHOOLING IN AMERICA, Public Opinion on K–12 Education, Busing, Technology, and School Choice. It has an interesting graph that shows where parents and public school teachers would like to send their own children to school. Here is that graph. The top bar shows the preferences for parents.…

ACT for Kentucky’s public and non-public school students over the years

One of our more consistently requested reports Years ago, I started computing scores to answer a frequent question: How do Kentucky’s non-public school students, those in private, parochial and home schools, do on the ACT. The ACT, Inc. does not directly report scores for the non-public group of high school graduates. The ACT, Inc’s own…