Open the FOIA floodgates!

We submitted 35 open records requests yesterday as part of our 2010 Open Records Project! These requests were submitted to school districts across the state who have not made adequate yearly progress or have schools in them that have not made adequate yearly progress according to No Child Left Behind. Stay tuned for more details…

Monday links

Lots o’ neat stuff today, check out these links! The latest EconTalk podcast features a discussion about prohibition in the early 20th century and it’s cultural and economic impact.  An interesting discussion in light of the much debated war on drugs. If you aren’t following FreedomKentucky on Twitter…well then…well…you should be. Cato recently blogged an…

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…