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…

Rosy assessments vs. the facts

House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, told the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce earlier this week: “Kentucky, overall, has come through the recession very, very well. In the end, if we continue on the same course, I think we will come out of this.” Really? Kentucky’s unemployment rate has been rising and is now at the…

“Lets…face the brutal truth”

– KY Board of Education Chair Joe Brothers to Jefferson County educators The Kentucky Board of Education heard update reports on what was going on in four of Kentucky’s most problematic school districts. The report from one of those districts, Louisville’s huge Jefferson County Public School District, included some really stunning moments. Betty Graham, principal…