Good College News

– With one important caution There is very good news from Kentucky’s public postsecondary education system – degree and certificate awards are generally up across the state. The Courier-Journal reports “Kentucky’s public and independent postsecondary institutions conferred 30,178 degrees, diplomas and certificates during spring commencement exercises — a 7 percent increase compared with last year…

Keep both hands on your wallet

On Gov. Beshear calling Kentucky’s general assembly into action on June 15, Mark Twain (1835-1910) had this to say, “No one’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.” Why does Beshear wants more of your money this time? * Preserving SEEK funding for Tier 5 public schools (no improvement six…

Gates Praises Charter Schools

In his first “annual letter” discussing the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, founder Bill Gates had nice things to say about charter schools such as the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) schools (subscription). At the same time, Gates openly admitted the foundation’s smaller high school program didn’t work out. Gates said, “We…