Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Albert Einstein Sadly, this comment from one of this country’s most noted scientists is most appropriate to the latest action by the Kentucky Board of Education concerning the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). With no dissention, the board reaffirmed its support today for the NGSS, an action that now sends these clearly inadequate standards on…

State Board could make science standards right

Or will Kentucky abandon science education beyond the 10th grade? As climate and evolution arguments swirl around Kentucky’s adoption of the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), some very important, far more basic issues are being totally overlooked. Essentially, the new NGSS cut off science at the 10th grade level. While NextGen Science does include…

Milton Friedman Day, 101st birthday edition

This morning the Bluegrass Institute presented its Friedman Legacy Day event from the Midwest Church of Christ in the west end of Louisville. The site was appropriate given both the Midwest Church’s commitment to bettering local kids through school choice activism, and Friedman’s trailblazing in the area of that very important subject. The Bluegrass Institute…

Senators Paul and McConnell on School Choice: Part of the Solution to Our Broken Education System

In a major release, Kentucky’s US Senators Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell take a strong and informed position in support of expanded school choice options for parents and students as an effective way to improve the nation’s chronically under-performing public school system. Some of the senators’ points: • “All children, no matter who they are…

Changing dropout age to 18 minimum worries Jefferson County Board of Education Member

While enough Kentucky school districts have now approved a minimum dropout age of 18 to make this mandatory in a couple of years for all school districts, there is plenty of quiet concern that this policy change may not really work so well. Among the doubters is Jefferson County Board of Education member Linda Duncan,…