Releasing persistently low-achieving school names – Good thing or not?

– Commissioner of Education sends confusing signals During direct questioning about House Bill 176 from members of the House Education Committee, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday named 12 schools that would be identified as “Persistently Low-Achieving Schools” if the bill’s ‘Race to the Top’ rules were in force today. Dr. Holliday really had no…

Corbin parents rebuffed

It’s a sad tale. Parents want a choice so their kids can have a chance. But it’s the board that has the power. If Kentucky had a charter-school law, the parents who eloquently make their case for choice in this video would be empowered to make the best decisions for their children. It’s becoming more…

Standing up for states’ rights

If only three of the 16 state lawmakers who “passed” on voting on Senate Bill 3 on Monday would have cast a “yes” vote, the measure – known as the “21st Century Bill of Rights” – would have passed the Kentucky Senate. The proposed constitutional amendment was an attempt to reassert the commonwealth’s sovereignty in…

What progress in education?

– New international data shows US not making any Recent data from “Education at a Glance 2009”, a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), paints a disturbing picture about educational progress in the United States. This OECD graph shows the comparative education levels of 55 to 64 year-olds (solid red squares)…