Diane Ravitch getting it wrong

Professor Diane Ravitch from Columbia Teachers College and now New York University amassed a considerable reputation over the years as an education historian. Lately, however, she has been missing the target, as her recent comments to the National Education Association’s annual conference attest. (Click the ‘Read more’ link below to learn more) Below is a…

Can you hear us now!

Join the Bluegrass Institute at the Freedom Fest Rally on Saturday, July 10. Help us create a video montage that will be sent to Frankfort and D.C. What’s your message in 60 seconds? What: 2010 Freedom Fest Rally When: July 10, 2010 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: State Capitol, Frankfort, KY, on the…

Thursday links! Heatwave edition!

Check these links out today…while you are in the air conditioning. Teachers got snubbed! Education analyst Richard Innes recently contributed this article to FreedomKentucky.org about how teachers didn’t get a fair share of Kentucky’s education fund increase. Russ Roberts on “stimulus”: I know I’ve been including a lot of links to Cafe Hayek blogs but…

Farm subsidies: Classic pork problem

Subsidies have been a staple in U.S. agriculture since 1933 when the Great Depression led to the adoption of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, the nation’s first comprehensive food policy legislation. The basic premise behind agricultural subsidies is to supplement on-the-farm income, thereby allowing small, family farms to compete with large agribusiness operations and/or foreign producers…