Deny all or save some?

Public charter schools may not save every Kentucky child trapped in a failing school. Harriet Tubman didn’t rescue every slave, either. But Virginia Walden Ford, executive director of DC Opportunity Scholarships, points out that 300 slaves were freed because of Tubman. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtuYNHarbB4] While Ford spoke about scholarships in her city, the same point applies to…

Health care fiasco: ‘It’s certainly not reform’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell makes several statements that fly in the face of justifications of big-government spenders for the emergency health care bill: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfzb_JBEPi0] The independent Congressional Budget Office estimates premiums to most Kentucky families will go up. Yet the bill is being sold by supporters as reducing premiums for families. Which is it?…

Kentucky’s math problems

There is no question – math has historically been the weakest academic area in Kentucky’s public school system. Thus, the Kentucky Legislature’s Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee (EAARS) directed the Kentucky Office of Education Accountability (OEA) to perform a very extensive study of the situation. The report has been presented to the EAARS for…