Bipartisanship on schools?

Kentucky teachers unions’ stranglehold on schools has resulted in the commonwealth being one of the very worst places in the nation for those who value the competition of school choice. That may change regardless of who is elected POTUS on November 4: “Apparently, both candidates realize the value of competition in schools:Here are Obama‚Äôs exact…

Hey Skippy, can you swim?

The actuarial report on Kentucky’s Affordable Prepaid Tuition (KAPT) program will show an additional $35.7 million in red ink when it becomes available sometime in the next few days, sources within state government report. The program has been a constant money-losing proposition for taxpayers since current Finance and Administration Jonathan “Skippy” Miller promoted the idea…

Judge Wingate? Hello?

Everyone in Judge Thomas Wingate’s office appears to be taking a late lunch in a bizarre twist on Gov. Steve Beshear’s internet domain seizure case. It is an odd challenge for Judge Wingate, and might even explain a couple of martini’s at the local watering hole on a Thursday afternoon for a staff that was…

CATS Writing Inflation

Over a week ago we said something about the dubious jump in high school on-demand CATS writing scores for 2008. Now, another education-focused blog is picking up this issue, speculating about the reasons behind the implausibly big rise in high school writing scores from the on-demand tests that are given during CATS testing. That blog…

Finally, we’re legal again!

Kentucky law has mandated since 1982 that the executive branch have no more than 33,000 employees. The good news, Mark Hebert reports, is that we have finally gotten down to that number after many years of ignoring the law.It has been very easy to attack official Frankfort for mostly ignoring the growing $27 billion public…

All eyes on Judge Thomas Wingate

Property rights and free speech activists all over the country are waiting for a ruling from Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate on Gov. Steve Beshear’s odd attempt to seize internet domains. A ruling is expected at any time this afternoon. Stay tuned… UPDATE: Judge Wingate’s office said his ruling will go out Thursday morning.