CATS Audit Mess # 2 – Not Minding the Store

The new “Performance Audit of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Oversight of State Assessment Contracts” is loaded with evidence of what State Representative Brad Montell calls an “unbelievably convoluted, mixed-up mess.” Among messiest findings of all, for those who know the history, are the audit’s listings of deficiencies in the department’s administration of the CATS…

This is how things get fixed

The hand-wringing about the economy wouldn’t be nearly so frenetic if more people just looked at the gasoline market. There, demand went down and prices followed. Producers who overextended on the way up (think Venezuela) will get hit hard by gravity. Those who kept their wits about them when demand was high (like Exxon) have…

This is sick

Kentucky officials aren’t going to see the natural consequences from decades of overspending as soon as they should. Below is the federal “stimulus” bailout coming their way. The crazy thing is that this only delays the inevitable. And probably not for very long as the biggest thing we will stimulate with this move is irresponsibility…