Louisville’s spending transparency site

Last month, Louisville, Kentucky launched a spending transparency site designed to inform citizens about how taxpayer money is spent. The site provides a breakdown of expenses by supplier, fund, department, and description. This is great news and more cities should follow Louisville’s lead While the site does provide useful information it really is not as…

Say WHAT???

– The Rev. Al Sharpton and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich agree on something???? – You Bet! It’s real education reform that includes charter schools This Wall Street Journal article probably will be a collector’s item. The picture of Sharpton and Gingrich cordially talking to each other is classic. But, even more important is that…

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1IilZOZuKc] Stay up to date with The Bluegrass Institute to learn about upcoming events, read Jim Waters’ column, and get the latest in education analysis. Check out the following links for more information: BIPPS.org : The official website of The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions! FreedomKentucky.org : a collaborative encyclopedia of issues important to…

Ridiculous

The Washington Post wasn’t messing around when it called the situation in Kentucky – one of 10 states without charter schools – “ridiculous.” The Post also did readers across the nation a service when it explained the different atmosphere at charter schools, which are publicly funded, privately managed schools: “Freed from the constraints of union…