Quote(s) of the day: Forecasting bankruptcy, higher healthcare costs

Predictions offered by Ed Lane, publisher of The Lane Report: Government:“Watch for prepackaged bankruptcies for cities, counties and states unable to pay contractual obligations for employees'[sic] pensions and healthcare. The trend could start in California, Michigan, New Jersey or New York.” Automotive: “Higher U.S. automotive sales will boost employment at Kentucky’s manufacturing and assembly plans…

Children’s Law Center gets better break for learning disabled students in Lexington

Jim Warren at the Herald-Leader reports “Fayette schools try to cut suspension rates for disabled, minorities.” The district – and a number of others – has much higher suspension rates for minorities and students with learning disabilities. The new agreement involves trying a program to work on the behaviors that lead to these statistics. Children’s…

Denial goes on in Louisville

This time, a Courier-Journal article indicates the Louisville League of Women Voters is involved with the process of educational denial as discussions continue about what the city wants in its new school superintendent. The most interesting comment in the article: “Blaine Hudson, dean of the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciences, said standardized…

Does the law apply only to private sector employees?

The media reports that a doctor is providing medical excuses for public employees protesting in Wisconsin. It doesn’t seem to bother her: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipqEzJpeqis] In the private sector a person would be terminated for falsifying time card information. Government auditors would penalize a government contractor if employees falsified time card information and defrauded the government. What…