More evidence of teachers’ union interference with low-achieving school turn-arounds in Jefferson County

Over the weekend the Courier-Journal ran an article with more evidence of teachers’ union interference with the expensive effort to turn around some of Jefferson County Public Schools’ (JCPS) Persistently Low-Achieving Schools (PLA). After first pointing out that PLAs in a number of areas around the state are making progress, the Louisville paper then points…

Premiums in Kentucky projected to rise by up to 106%

We’ve already seen that the current administration’s proposed Medicaid expansion in the commonwealth would cost Kentuckians nearly $1 billion over the next ten years. Unfortunately, Congress has recently released a report providing denizens of the Bluegrass State with even more wallet-crunching news. According to the release entitled “The Price of Obamacare’s Broken Promises,” premiums for…

Taking a better look at new graduation rates in Jefferson County Public Schools

Due to the troubling rate of improvement in a large number of Persistently Low-Achieving Schools (PLAs) found in Jefferson County’s public schools, the entire school district has been under a microscope for some time. Concerns really started to ratchet up after the Kentucky Board of Education was told on February 6, 2013 that the worst…