Bluegrass Beacon…Accountability in public education: What’s good for the goose is the same for the gander

Opponents of giving Kentucky parents control over where their children attend school claim such policies would result in a lack of accountability. Louisville Rep. Mary Lou Marzian fretted on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” in February that charter schools – which simply are innovative public schools chosen by parents rather than assigned by the system – “have…

Louisiana’s governor dumping Common Core testing in his state

Wants Common Core out, too Louisiana’s governor Bobby Jindal just issued an executive order taking his state out of the Common Core State Standards testing program known as the Partnership of Assessments for College and Career Readiness (PARCC). In his press conference announcing the order, Jindal also says he will push for his legislature to…

MSNBC/WSJ Survey: Public not very happy with schools, barely half ever heard of Common Core

A new survey conducted for NBC News and the Wall Street Journal by Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies reveals some surprising information about how the nation thinks about its public school system in general and provides an interesting hint about what the people who do know about Common Core really think about it. Several things…

Sen. Katie Stine and Gene Bottoms from SREB on education needed today

Monday’s meeting of the Kentucky Legislature’s Interim Joint Education Committee brought some very interesting revelations. Some of those interesting comments came during questions and answers between Kentucky Senator Katie Stine and Gene Bottoms, the Senior Vice President of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Listen here to learn that if you think non-college bound students…