Too many Lousiville high schools are “dropout factories” with graduation rates falling below 60 percent.
Kentucky’s chances could be ‘toast’ without charter schools We already pointed out that other states like Florida are taking a look at the Race to the Top (RTTT) Phase 1 awards and will up the ante considerably with their Phase 2 submissions. Now, that is happening in more states like Colorado, Iowa and Michigan. If…
It’s great to see new groups forming and joining the Bluegrass Institute’s quest for school choice. One of those is Parents for Improving Kentucky Education (PIKE). PIKE member Lauren Morgan notes in a recent Lexington Herald-Leader op-ed: “… the true promise of charter schools is realized when they are generally free from many of the…
Wave $175 million in front of politicians and labor bosses at the Kentucky teachers unions and you’re liable to end up with charter schools. Nothing — not even the powerful teachers unions — can drown out Washington’s cash registers. Amazing, isn’t it?
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In 2009, sharp increases occurred in Kentucky schools that failed key student groups.
We’ve written plenty about charter schools, including coverage of recent reports about the superior performance of charter schools in New York City and Boston. But, at least one public school education type isn’t reading us. Check out this new opinion piece in the Herald-Leader from Jefferson County Public Schools’ Robert Rodosky. Rodosky should do wider…
The school choice fight between the Knox County Public School District and the Corbin Independent School District is going to the next level. The Corbin Board of Education just voted to sue to preserve school choice between the two school districts. It’s going to get interesting, now.
Jim Waters will be on News/Talk 93 WKCT-Drive Time today at 5pm to discuss charter schools. Listen in at http://www.network1sports.com/stations/wkct.asp