Big Elephant in the Education Room

Kentucky educators and legislators like to debate in the ‘safe’ zone when it comes to public education performance. More money for education, testing standards, and graduation rate statistics are safe debates. The power structure of education is not threatened. No one falls out of their comfort zone. The following video prepared by Reason TV on…

Invasion of the enviro-lites

NASA scientist James Hansen wants the attention that a protest (along with actress Daryl Hannah and 28 others) in front of Massey Energy in Charleston W. Va. brings, but he doesn’t want a real debate. Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship offered to debate Hansen about the environmental impacts of coal mining on mountaintops. But noooooooo,…

School districts have to pay

– Parents who put learning disabled child in private school win Supreme Court case – NEA caught in the tar baby of not caring about special kids Education Week reports that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, “Federal law authorizes reimbursements for private school tuition, even when a child has never received special education services…

Senate didn’t buy Stumbo’s gumbo

The state Senate Budget Committee has voted 10-5 to kill the bill that would have expanded gambling by legalizing Video Lottery Terminals at Kentucky horse tracks. This came following all manner of arm-twisting and other “persuasive” techniques employed by House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg. After the vote, Ron Geary, the owner of Ellis Park in…