First International School Choice/Reform Conference loaded with information

The First International School Choice/Reform Conference brought together some of the leading researchers in school choice and reform issues along with a number of other individuals who are involved with the struggle to improve schools across the country. I presented a paper about pitfalls to interpreting the National Assessment of Educational Progress, which was very…

Is an ‘innovative and nimble’ plan possible without right to work, tax reform?

With a “new” approach to economic development, does this mean that Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will be traveling to Frankfort soon to promote proven economic-strengthening policies, including right-to-work and the kind of tax reform that favors job creators? While those policies would favor Fischer’s goal to make River City’s economic plan “innovative and nimble,” some of them would not sit…

It’s common sense vs. big government tonight on KET

Rep. Brent Yonts, D-Greenville, will discuss his proposal to improve Kentucky’s system of tracking illegal purchases of pseudoedphedrine on KET’s Kentucky Tonight … tonight at 8 p.m. (eastern). Pseudoephedrine is a necessary ingredient for the manufacture of the dangerous and destructive methamphetamine drug. Yonts will be joined by Major Tony King of the Jefferson County…

Taking liberty to the airwaves: BIPPS opposes statewide smoking ban on KET’s ‘Kentucky Tonight’

(LEXINGTON, Ky.) — Should government force restaurant and bar owners to ban smoking in their privately owned establishments? Should the Legislature be allowed to trump local smoking policies? Should constitutional principles surrender to health advocates? These questions will be debated tonight on Kentucky Educational Television’s “Kentucky Tonight,” hosted by Bill Goodman at 8 p.m. (EDT)…

Taking liberty to the airwaves: Bluegrass Mondays on ‘The Mandy Connell Show’

The upcoming legislative session. A  $31 billion unfunded public pension liability. An unsustainable Medicaid system. Kentucky’s costly, but ineffective, public education system. Kentucky’s battle with methamphetamine and prescription drugs. There’s plenty to talk about on the bi-weekly Bluegrass Monday segment of The Mandy Connell Show on Louisville’s 84WHAS today from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (eastern). Listen…