Effective High School Graduation Rates indicate too much social promotion in Kentucky

Situation is much worse for black students Back in early September I introduced our readers to a new concept in high school graduation rate reporting for Kentucky that I dubbed the “Effective High School Graduation Rate.” My September 4, 2015 blog, “Kentucky’s Effective High School Graduation Rate,” provides a detailed explanation of this calculation, but…

Attempt to dumb down Kentucky college math courses triggering revolt!

Were Common Core critics right? One of the most astonishing comments to come out of the Kentucky Board of Education’s October 6, 2015 meeting came from Bob King, the president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE). King said his group was seriously considering radical revisions to entering college courses to create a remediation-course-free…

Scholarship Tax Credits: Another route to school choice in Kentucky

The Kentucky Legislature’s Interim Joint Committee on Education held a series of discussions about school choice options that might work in the state on Monday, October 12, 2015. One of the major topics covered was the Scholarship Tax Credit program where businesses can get a tax credit for making investments in children with scholarships that…

Dr. Vicki Alger Answers Questions from Kentucky Legislators on Education Savings Accounts

Don’t know what Education Savings Accounts are or how they are opening up great education opportunities for students in other states who are not thriving in the one-size-must-fit-all traditional public education system? Now you have an easy way to find out. Dr. Vicki Alger is a real expert on school choice issues such as Education…

Dr. Vicki Alger briefs Kentucky Legislators on Education Savings Accounts

Don’t know what Education Savings Accounts are or how they are opening up great education opportunities for students in other states who are not thriving in the one-size-must-fit-all traditional public education system? Now you have an easy way to find out. Dr. Vicki Alger is a real expert on school choice issues such as Education…

News Release: New report recommends education savings accounts to personalize learning for Kentucky students

For Immediate Release: Monday, Oct. 12   Contact: Jim Waters 270-320-4376 (LEXINGTON, Ky.) – A new report released today by the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s first and only free-market think tank, reveals how education savings accounts (ESAs) are empowering parents to customize their children’s education to unprecedented levels. The concept behind ESAs is simple.…