School choice: A call to action

In November parent, activist and school choice advocate Virginia Walden-Ford visited Louisville with the purpose of educating and rallying parents for school choice in Kentucky.  The commonwealth is one of a handful of states that does not currently allow charter schools to operate within its borders.  As one parent in the video below explains, we…

Christmas trees, chestnuts roasting

Gov. Beshear’s recent invitation to attend the lighting of a “holiday tree,” rather than a “Christmas tree” brought howls of protest from citizens and a change of heart from the governor. What could change if the same passion were displayed about our commonwealth’s failing education system or a pension policy that allows Kentucky’s part-time legislators…

Why New York City’s Ed Chancellor is demanding more charter schools

New York City’s Education Chancellor, Joe Klein, knows a good deal when he sees it. So, he is taking on state legislators and bureaucrats in Albany, pushing them to reduce or eliminate their cap on charter schools. Why is Klein sticking his neck out? Here’s one great reason why. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njBEryfdmLc] Meanwhile, here in Kentucky inner…

Not getting it right

The editorial staff at the Ashland Independent thinks the Kentucky Board of Education’s legislative request to implement higher accountability for local school boards and superintendents is on target as far as superintendents go but misses the mark on holding local board members accountable. The newspaper’s logic doesn’t wash. At present, Kentucky school superintendents essentially have…