More secrecy: Kentucky’s public pension system refuses to shine the light on its investment practices

Two recent examples of government secrecy show that Kentucky is a long way from having the kind of transparency in its government institutions that will bring real accountability to taxpayers footing the bill: Not only are the double-and-triple dippers in Kentucky’s public pension system protected from public scrutiny, so are its investment practices. The Kentucky…

Sen. Katie Stine and Gene Bottoms from SREB on education needed today

Monday’s meeting of the Kentucky Legislature’s Interim Joint Education Committee brought some very interesting revelations. Some of those interesting comments came during questions and answers between Kentucky Senator Katie Stine and Gene Bottoms, the Senior Vice President of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Listen here to learn that if you think non-college bound students…

The arrogance of the public school monopoly: Part 5, Cheating even in a top public high school???

Competition: the way a monopoly is dismantled This week we offer a series of blogs looking at how the traditional public school system in Kentucky – which enjoys a virtual monopoly over deciding where your child can go to school – has been seduced by its own power in arrogant ways that adversely impact students…

Kentucky State Board of Education ignoring its own school accountability system???!!!

During the Kentucky Board of Education meeting today, the Fleming County Public School District came up during a discussion of school districts that are in state assistance. A number of problems in Fleming County were mentioned such as the recent resignation of a local school board member, the forthcoming resignation of superintendent Tom Price and…

The arrogance of the public school monopoly: Part 3, Dayton déjà vu in Mason County, too?

Competition: the way a monopoly is dismantled This week we offer a series of blogs looking at how the traditional public school system in Kentucky – which enjoys a virtual monopoly over deciding where your child can go to school – has been seduced by its own power in arrogant ways that adversely impact students…