Kentucky Fried Teeth

Kentucky blogger Cyberhillbilly picked up on an effort to stop subsidizing purchases of soft drinks with food stamp money: “Maybe it’s time Kentucky looked at banning the soda from being purchased via food stamps. The American Dental Association has already proposed a ban nationwide. Apparently such an effort would require a federal waiver, but we…

High Dropout Rates –

Too Many Still Ignoring Them “One of the first steps for anyone wanting to reduce the dropout rate in a community may be to convince others that a dropout problem exists.” From: Reducing Dropout Rates – “Grad Nation: A Guidebook to Help Communities Tackle the Dropout Crisis” Education Week Subscription Required). It’s nice to see…

Obama to bail out Big Health

If Gov. Steve Beshear could set aside politics for a minute and look at healthcare reality, he would do everything in his power to exempt Kentucky from this: Kentucky’s health insurance market has actually recovered fairly well from its failed government takeover in 1994. Other states like California and New York, meanwhile have gone in…