Propaganda in my Inbox

It would really only be newsworthy if House Budget Chairman Harry Moberly called a press conference and said “We have been overspending in Frankfort for many years. Our public employee fringe benefits program is tens of billions of dollars in the hole and we have accumulated billions more in bonded indebtedness just to buy votes.…

Where Mitch McConnell earns his pay

Congress and the White House appear to have worked out a $15 billion auto bailout. From the Associated Press: “Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he was concerned that Democrats were proposing a package that “fails to require the kind of serious reform that will ensure long-term viability for struggling automobile companies.”” “With their approach, “we…

An experiment worth trying?

While Kentucky school officials are talking about maybe losing 4% of their state funding, Kansas schools this month got a 25% haircut:It comes as quite a shock for a Kentuckian to see the Kansas education official say that they had been able to make it work. Could the same thing fly in Kentucky? We don’t…

Fees and Dues in Kentucky’s Schools

No Standards No Accounting Laws Violated Kentucky’s Constitution requires a system of free public schools, but that is probably a surprise to most parents. On December 9, 2008, the Kentucky Office of Education Accountability (OEA) reported to the legislature’s Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee that most schools charge students widely varying amounts for dues,…