Throwing money at failing public schools has not helped

Education Next has a short, but attention-grabbing article up about “In the News: $773 Million Later, de Blasio Ends Signature Initiative to Improve Failing Schools.” But, the article touches on more than the massive failure in New York City, pointing out in general that the massively funded School Improvement Grant program from the Obama era…

Op-ed: Forward Kentucky’s backward thinking about tax-credit scholarships

Opponents of educational choice in Kentucky are apparently doubling down on their disproven, discredited and downright disgraceful claims about simply letting parents pick the schools they think are best for their children. Bruce Maples’ recent column is a case in point. At issue is a proposed Kentucky tax-credit scholarship program. Arizona was the first state…

National survey shows Kentuckians have 2nd worst knowledge of history

Proposed Social Studies Standards won’t fix it, either It’s really sad. The Herald-Leader just reported how our state flunked a U.S history test in its article, “So why was Ben Franklin famous? Kentuckians flunk test of U.S. history knowledge.” The article is based on a recent report from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation that shows Kentucky…