Summoning leaders: Walk, then talk

It’s often easier to talk about problems than take tough steps to fix them. Creating committees and holding executive summits buys time and diverts attention from the real obstacles. Everyone leaves these meetings feeling good, but often nothing is different tomorrow. Is this what will happen at Thursday’s comprehensive summit on the link between minority…

Kentucky Department of Education reports it’s looking at charter schools

The Courier-Journal’s news article about the Bluegrass Institute’s news conference yesterday concerning the new report on Kentucky’s lowest performing schools under No Child Left Behind contains a remarkable set of comments from the Kentucky Department of Education. Says the Courier, Kentucky’s new education commissioner, Dr. Terry Holliday, is actively considering bringing charter schools to Kentucky.…