Richard Innes: Schools, Data-Mining, and Invasions of Privacy

BIPPS’ Richard Innes talks to Joy Pullmann about growing privacy threats from ever-expanding student databases in this Heartland Institute Podcast released on May 21, 2012. The recording includes a real world example of how supposedly sanitizing student data does not provide adequate security. Innes points to an example where database matching allowed sensitive student data,…

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…

Video: BIPPS talks public employee pension reform on KET’s Kentucky Tonight

Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters joined a panel discussion about how much progress was really made toward public pension reform during the 2013 Kentucky General Assembly. (click on the image below to view the video)                       Read more about solutions to Kentucky’s public pension crisis.

Action Alert: We need your help on KET tonight!

The state’s public pension crisis takes center stage on statewide television tonight! Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters will appear as part of a panel on KET’s Kentucky Tonight discussing how much, if any, progress was made toward repairing Kentucky’s damaged and woefully underfunded public pension system. Joining Jim on the panel will be Bryan Sunderland,…