Policing for Profit

Yesterday’s USAToday published an interesting article. “The recession may be claiming a new victim: the 5-10-mph “cushion” police and state troopers across the USA have routinely given motorists exceeding the speed limit. As cities and states scramble to fill budget gaps with revenue from traffic citations, “not only are the (speeding) tolerances much lower, but…

Kentucky loses first round of Race to the Top (RTTT) education funding sweepstakes

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday’s office has just released the following: Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday issued this statement today, after the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement of the federal Race to the Top funding winners: “Although I’m disappointed that Kentucky’s application was not selected for funding in the first round of the Race to…

‘Mr. Attorney General: Join thehealth care lawsuit!’Rally to stop Obamacare, reaffirmKentucky’s sovereigntyThursday, April 1, 2010, at 10 a.m.Capitol Rotunda in FrankfortSpeakers include Dr. Rand Paul, U.S. Senate candidate; Eric Wilson,state director of the Kentucky 9/12 Project; and Jim Waters, directorof policy and communications for the Bluegrass Institute forPublic Policy Solutions; lawmakers and public officials. Come…

What Reading Progress????

NAEP shows Kentucky’s eighth graders aren’t making ANY! Quite frankly, I was shocked. With all the hype this week about Kentucky being the only state to show reading progress in both fourth and eighth grade in the new National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading Assessment results, I thought I could show you a graph…