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…

Diplomas and Dropouts

– Data in new report shows Kentucky ranks low for college graduation rates A new report from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is bound to raise eyebrows in Kentucky, especially once people see the ranking of college graduation rates I assembled below from the data in that report. Of course, this ranking shouldn’t be a…