Common Core Standards finally released for English Language Arts and Mathematics

The long awaited and much ballyhooed Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics have finally been released (about a half-year behind schedule) by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. I suspect these standards will be a considerable improvement over the standards that were created to support our…

Forecast for Kentucky’s economy? Bleak

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and supply-side economist Art Laffer recently released their third edition of “Rich States, Poor States,” which evaluates states’ economic competiveness. Considering its economically stifling policies, it’s not surprising that Kentucky ranks No. 40,(“1″=best,”50″=worst). If I can do simple math and there are still only 50 states (in contrast to…