Bills allowing superintendents to pick principals and rewarding successful math and science teachers pass Kentucky Senate

The on-line kyPost.com reports two bills, Senate Bills 12 and 13, have been approved in the Kentucky Senate and now move to the Kentucky House for consideration when the legislature reconvenes in Frankfort in February. SB-12, a very short bill, makes an important change in the way school principals are selected in Kentucky by moving…

Longtime educator, administrator praises Bluegrass Institute’s KERA report series

Longtime Kentucky public school administrator Richard Ratliff praised the Bluegrass Institute’s new report series evaluating the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA), which was signed into law by the late Gov. Wallace Wilkinson in 1990. The report highlights KERA’s many failed academic and testing experiments, including the failure of “fuzzy math” and “whole language reading” to…

Bill to introduce charter schools and give parents the right to send their children to a neighborhood school advances

Senate Bill 3 from the current legislative session was voted out of the Senate Education Committee this afternoon and now heads to the Senate floor for consideration tomorrow. Among many who testified in favor of this bill included Jim Waters from the Bluegrass Institute, Pastor Jerry Stevenson of the Kentucky Education Restoration Alliance, Inc. in…