NCLB fear not realized

– Top and bottom students have not been shortchanged – Teachers do the right thing regardless of testing credit Education Week also has an article (listed as free access) concerning the new report from the Center on Education Policy I mentioned in another post today. After looking at testing results from across the nation, EdWeek…

Charter Schools

– The Mayor of Indianapolis gets it! The mayor of Indianapolis gets the value of charter schools and wants to add more in his city. Check out the parent interest in getting their children into these schools. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOuaWqwedZw] Meanwhile, Kentucky remains behind the eight ball, without a charter school law. What does Indianapolis know that…

Prevailing avoidance

Kentucky’s legislative leaders are finally addressing the need to repair crumbling schools — but only as it benefits their call for more gambling. They remain resolute in their refusal to consider addressing antiquated and wasteful prevailing-wage policies, which drive up the cost of repairing schools by a whopping 20 percent. Apparently, satisfying labor constituencies is…