Quote Of The Day

Question: Your essay offers parallels between Brooklyn busybodies and Taliban oppressors. How does the nanny state resemble totalitarian theocracy? Answer: Consider ice cream: Even a single scoop of vanilla was forbidden to women in pre-war Afghanistan, lest they become decadent and Western. In Brooklyn, moms try to force ice cream trucks out of parks, thus…

How solvent is your commonwealth?

You’ve heard about the financial meltdowns occurring in states like California, where things have gotten so bad that workers are being issued IOUs instead of paychecks. But according to US Debt Clock.org, it’s not California or New York or Arizona that’s in the hottest fiscal water. It’s………Kentucky! That’s right. According to the real-time info on…

Kentucky Tonight: Charter schools

Check out “Kentucky Tonight” at 8 p.m. eastern tonight. Phil Moffett, co-founder of School CHOICE Scholarships in Louisville and a board member of the Bluegrass Institute, will be one of tonight’s guests. Also appearing will be Rep. Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville, Rep. Carl Rollins, D-Midway, and Brent McKim, president of the Jefferson County Teachers Association. Check…

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…