Governor should challenge education’s price, performance

Gov. Steve Beshear recently laid out his budget priorities: “It’s investing in education for our kids, it’s maintaining our health care safety net and it’s protecting the public safety.” It’s past time to challenge the value added for each dollar spent in the education budget. Take Jefferson County as an example. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDUrsDJ-syc] Have you seen…

Unfinished business

Penny Sanders, Kentucky’s first-ever director of the Office of Education Accountability, has been involved with KERA from the get-go. So, comments in her post about “Unfinished Business” are worth everyone’s time to read. I talked to Penny about “Unfinished Business,” and she definitely thinks it is time to look at charter schools as a way…