Postsecondary education council running highly informative sessions on pending education reforms

Senate Bill 1 from the 2009 Regular Legislative Session directed a number of very important and dramatic changes to Kentucky’s public education system. The bill cancelled our dubious CATS assessments and directed the Kentucky Department of Education and its governing board to first come up with better education standards and then to use those better…

NPR, I beg to differ…

This morning NPR interviewed economist Dean Baker.  He claimed that there is too much focus on the budget deficit in recent months and that if anything the federal government needs to be spending MORE money.  He believes that job creation should be focus of discussion and even went as far as to say that there…

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…