UK economist John Garen on the myth of creating jobs by creating deficits

Recently University of Kentucky economist John Garen, Ph.D., took the time to discuss the currently very popular idea of creating jobs by mindless, irresponsible spending. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=11713372&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Dr. John Garen on Creating Jobs by Creating Deficits from freedomky on Vimeo.

Educators need to fix their confusion about the Leadership Audits

There seems to be a great deal of confusion concerning actions being taken in Kentucky’s 10 Persistently Low-Achieving Schools. In particular, quotes from educators in Louisville concerning that city’s six Persistently Low-Achieving Schools betray massive misunderstanding, at the best. At the worst, there is a process of denial going on in Jefferson County as educators…

Leadership Assessments now on line

Following up a suggestion I made earlier this week, the Kentucky Department of Education has now posted all of the Leadership Audits for the state’s 10 “Persistently Low-Achieving Schools” and the five school districts where those schools are located. These audits are an important part of the process to award these 10 schools federal School…

Transy tobacco ban

So it seems Transylvania University in Lexington has joined the “tobacco group-think“.  Effective August 1, 2010 the campus will go tobacco free.  Not smoke free. Tobacco free.  That’s right, you can’t even use smokeless tobacco.  Why?  Because the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University know what is good for you. Granted, Transylvania is a private…