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…

Teachers Union National: Cut language keeping experienced teachers out of problem schools

– But, will Jefferson County teachers listen? The story started on October 1, 2009. That’s when the Wall Street Journal reported the National Education Association’s president, Dennis Van Roekel, testified to the US House of Representatives that his huge union wants its local affiliates to eliminate restrictive contract language that interferes with, if not totally…