NCLB Scoring update

On September 28, 2009 we informed you here and here that there appeared to be problems in the new No Child Left Behind scores for 2009. Official confirmation of the dimensions of the problem were provided during the Kentucky Board of Education meeting on October 8, 2009. I learned a little more during yesterday’s Education…

The US education crisis

If any members of the Kentucky legislature’s Interim Joint Education Committee doubt the country faces serious education problems, they kept those doubts to themselves today as Dr. William E. Kirwan presented stunning evidence of how far the United States has fallen in education worldwide. Kirwan’s evidence was stark – the US has lost significant ground…

Quote of the day…

Today, Elinor Ostrom was awarded the Nobel prize for economics along with Oliver Williamson. In addition to the prestige of winning the award, Ostrom also has the distinction of being the first woman to win the Nobel prize for economics. Ostrom’s work studied how communities manage resources better on their own rather than being told…

Links you may like!

Here are a few links to start your week off! Cato @ Liberty: The Cato Institute’s blog covering a wide array of liberty issues on a national scope. Reason TV: A great resource for videos about current issues. The Austro-Kentuckian: A University of Kentucky student’s blog about economics. Students being excited and knowledgeable about economics…