Kentucky’s economic competitiveness goes nowhere, according to ALEC-Laffer

Last week, the American Legislative Exchange Council and Arthur Laffer, Ph.D. released the sixth edition of “Rich States, Poor States,” a report which analyzes the economic competitiveness among the states on two fronts: economic performance and economic outlook. Unfortunately for Kentuckians, the commonwealth’s economic outlook remains relatively unchanged from last year’s report, near the bottom…

Common Core revolt in New York heats up: Principals reject new Common Core test results

Reaction to the first year of Common Core State Standards aligned testing in New York has been dramatic. In lower Manhattan, large numbers of parents boycotted the tests when they were administered. Now, 15 New York City upper level school principals say: “…they will no longer be using results from a controversial new state test…