NAEP Exclusion Rates: What Prichard didn’t say – Part 2

The Prichard Committee’s Blog weighed in on March 11, 2012 about Kentucky’s nation-leading levels of exclusion of students with learning disabilities in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading assessments. Sadly, Prichard’s blog glossed over the exclusion problem, claiming, “Kentucky’s recent record of relative NAEP success does not, in fact, evaporate when exclusion rates…

Links to ‘Obamacare’ lawsuit documents

This week we learned that a group of 59 Kentucky legislators signed their name to an Amicus brief and joined in the lawsuit challenging several aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (most notably the individual mandate requiring Americans purchase health insurance). You can view these documents on our transparency database, FreedomKentucky.org… Amicus…

Quote of the day: Keystone and Ky

“Unfortunately, President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline and freeze out over 20,000 jobs comes as no surprise to me. This administration’s anti-development, anti-coal, and anti-job policies are out of touch with working families, our serious economic challenges, and our need for reliable, low-cost energy resources. Throughout my region, we’ve seen this contempt…

Professor emeritus: ‘There will be no turning back’ if UPike is added to state dole

Tom Schrodt, professor emeritus of chemical engineering at the University of Kentucky, offers some fact-driven analysis on why the University of Pikeville should not be added to the state’s higher-education system. Schrodt takes a look back at what happened when the University of Louisville was added to the state system in the 1960s and how supporters’ proposal…

Question(s) of the day: Meth pseudo claims go unchallenged … unless you’re opposed to Rx mandate

Why is it that if you support the proposed mandate in Frankfort prohibiting law-abiding Kentuckians from purchasing a box of Sudafed without a prescription that you can saw whatever you want, quote whatever misleading facts you want and enjoy having your claims go largely unchallenged by the (Louisville) Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader? Why is it…