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…

Federal testing says Louisville’s schools no better than in nation’s largest cities

New National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results from the 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment in Mathematics are out. For the first time, the Jefferson County Public School System in Louisville participated in this special administration of the NAEP. Unfortunately, while Louisville had strong demographic advantages compared to other participating school systems, its math performance…

Charter School Petition

Parents please take a few moments to sign the petition for Charter Schools in Kentucky at putkidsfirstky.org. The petition asked legislators to support Representative Brad Montell’s new bill, House Bill 79. The bill will allow for the creation of charter schools in Kentucky. Give Kentucky’s kids a chance for a better education by signing today.