How’s That Again About Needing Higher Teacher Salaries to Improve Education?

Kentucky’s education crowd has inundated us with assertions that teachers salaries need to be increased before we can attract better teachers. Well, “Amazing Teacher Facts” from the Wall Street Journal (almost universally recognized as the WSJ) says that just isn’t so. The WSJ reports that surprisingly high proportions of students from universities like Yale, Harvard…

Prevailing-mandates on school-construction projects: Testimony offered to the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor

Editor’s note: The following testimony was offered to the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor on Feb. 13, 2008, by Jim Waters of the Bluegrass Institute.  Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Greetings from Kentucky, where celebrations got underway earlier this week, commemorating the 200th birthday of the nation’s 16th president. My name is Jim…