State school board – STILL – needs open meetings lesson

In case you missed it, the Courier-Journal recently published my Op-Ed about “State school board needs open meetings lesson” regarding an on-going problem with the Kentucky Board of Education choosing to ignore an official Open Meetings Decision from the Kentucky Attorney General. That official decision says a state school board committee formed to help find…

National attention focusing on Kentucky’s math professor revolt

I wrote about this about three weeks ago, and now The federalist has picked up on the math professors’ revolt in Kentucky over the plan to drop all college remedial courses and put in a fanciful notion idea of “Co-Requisite Courses” as replacements. Imagine that, we will solve the college remedial course problem by dropping…

MEDIA ALERT: News Conference on Thursday, Oct. 29, to oppose proposed resataurant tax increase in Shelbyville

The Bluegrass Institute will join with concerned taxpayers and business owners at a news conference at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, outside Shelbyville City Hall, 315 S. Washington St. This news conference will be held to express opposition to plans by the Shelbyville City Council to raise the city’s restaurant tax by a whopping…

News release: Bluegrass Institute releases online report addressing Kentucky Education’s shaky ‘college and career readiness’ statistics

Report embargoed until: Friday, Oct. 9, at 9:30 a.m. (eastern) Contact: Jim Waters 270-320-4376 Terry Holliday, Kentucky’s recently retired Commissioner of Education, spent his final day on the job crowing about improvements in his “college and career ready” statistics. The numbers Holliday cites are up sharply, and both the college and/or career ready and high…

On the air September 28: Another ‘Bluegrass Monday’ with Mandy Connell on 840 WHAS

Bluegrass Institute’s staff education analyst, Richard Innes, guest subs for Jim Waters on Bluegrass Mondays @ 7:05 p.m. on Louisville’s NewsRadio 840 WHAS-AM with popular talk-show host Mandy Connell. Open Meetings violations, scrambled statistics and scary social studies, Oh My! Mandy and Dick will talk some hot education topics you’re not hearing about anywhere else.…