On the air: BIPPS president Jim Waters on ‘Kentucky Tonight’…tonight!

Join Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters tonight on KET’s Kentucky Tonight at 8 p.m. Jim joins host Bill Goodman a panel of guests discussing the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Also appearing will be Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates; Dave Adkisson, president and chief executive officer of the Kentucky Chamber…

Taking liberty to the airwaves: BIPPS talks school choice on Louisville’s 1240 WLLV-AM

Join Bluegrass Institute President Jim Waters on The Values Coalition Radio Broadcast on Friday on Louisville’s 1240 WLLV-AM from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with host Pastor Jerry L. Stephenson. Jim will discuss this week’s passage of public charter-school legislation by the Kentucky Senate, how improving education can reduce violence in our cities and how…

BIPPS in the Herald-Leader: Common core standards fall way short

The Bluegrass Institute has always advocated for high standards — the kind of standards that will ensure Kentucky students will be fully and adequately prepared for college or career. Don’t count on the Common Core State Standards to provide such preparation, writes Bluegrass Institute staff education analyst Richard Innes in today’s Lexington Herald-Leader.      

Legislator nonsense: we have excellent schools in Jefferson County, so no need for charter schools

Kentucky Tonight’s February 3, 2014 show was all about Charter Schools. The debate was lively, but cordial. Along the way, some pretty “interesting” comments were made, some revealing a remarkable lack of understanding of the real level of educational performance in this state. One of those “interesting” comments came around six minutes into the show…

Bluegrass Institute welcomes new Vice President of Policy Initiatives

Bluegrass Institute welcomes new Vice President of Policy Initiatives   Denis Frankenberger will lead right-to-work campaign (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Louisville entrepreneur and government watchdog Denis Frankenberger has been named the Bluegrass Institute’s Vice President of Policy Initiatives. Frankenberger is the former president and CEO of Advance Machinery Co. – one of the nation’s largest machine…