Bluegrass Institute President Jim Waters the keynote speaker at the 2013 Freedom-Liberty Conference

Bluegrass Institute President Jim Waters will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual Commonwealth Freedom-Liberty Conference on Friday, Aug. 23 and Sat., Aug. 24 at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort 1800 Newtown Pike in Lexington. Click here for more information, including a complete schedule of conference events. Organizer Richard Treitz stated that the goal of the conference is to empower Americans so that “liberty and…

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…