Union chief’s example of public school innovation flunks

On July fourth the National Public Radio affiliate at Western Kentucky University published a highly ironic article, “Charter School Concerns Voiced by KEA President.” Hopefully, our students are learning better ways of providing supporting examples than the one Stephanie Winkler, the head of the Kentucky Education Association, stumbled over in her interview. Trying to counter…

University of Louisville receives a failing mark from the attorney general in open records 101

In a recent blog, the Bluegrass Institute lamented the University of Louisville Foundation’s flagrant disregard for the open records law as well documented in the foundation’s June 8, 2017 forensic audit. Mislabeling records to avoid detection, secreting records away in nonpublic places to mislead applicants, and destroying records to forever impede the public’s right to…

So, Common Core was supposed to increase student desire for tech?

As Kentucky begins the debate about how to change its current Common Core State Standards-based Kentucky Education Standards into something better, I came across a very interesting report from the ACT, Inc. concerning Kentucky student interest in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – the so-called “STEM Careers.” ACT’s “The Condition of STEM Careers…