Kentucky Commissioner of Education outlines Kentucky’s “Larger Goal” for Education

Very simply, it’s “high graduation rates with students prepared for college.” You can hear Dr. Holliday’s statement on the archived webcast of the recent Kentucky Board of Education meetings here. Move the time slider to 1:21:40 to hear some of Dr. Holliday’s preliminary comments along with the “Larger Goal” statement. It’s a good goal. By…

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…