BIPPS education analyst Richard Innes to appear on Kentucky Tonight show

The Bluegrass Institute’s staff education analyst Richard Innes will appear on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” show on Monday, January 28, 2013 to discuss proposed legislation to raise the minimum high school dropout age in Kentucky to 18. Show host Bill Goodman’s other guests are scheduled to include: State Sen. Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green, chair of the…

The Price of Poverty in Kentucky

This past Monday, Dr. Eric Schansberg – economics professor at Indiana University Southeast and member of the Bluegrass Institute board of scholars – was interviewed on KET’s Kentucky Tonight program by Bill Goodman. Attica Scott, District 1 representative on Louisville Metro Council, and Terry Brooks of Kentucky Youth Advocates were also guests on the show. Watch…

News Release: Report: New K-PREP testing shows Louisville’s black students still falling through gaps

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – A new report by the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free market think tank, reveals that the commonwealth’s largest school district continues to fail its black students. An update to the institute’s “Blacks Falling Through Gaps” report from the Summer of 2012 shows dramatic proficiency rate gaps between black and white students continue to…

Breathitt County School District headed for state takeover?

The goings-on in Breathitt County’s school system sound like something out of a horribly unbelievable soap opera. Except, this story is no fabrication. Former superintendent Arch Turner was recently sentenced to two years in prison and a $250,000 fine for vote buying in a serious case that eventually involved the FBI. Charges were also filed…