Was JCPS superintendent’s problem really ‘a failure to communicate?’

Thomas McAdam of the Louisville City Hall Examiner took the media to task for defending soon-to-be-ex Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman. He called a Louisville Courier-Journal editorial claiming Berman’s main problem was a failure to communicate as “fatuous,” for which the synonyms “dull,” “dense” and “dim-witted” apply. McAdam wrote: That’s the ticket. What…

Wanting low standards in Louisville

Jefferson County Board of Education member Linda Duncan is one confused lady. She writes in the Courier-Journal that she is upset because the state’s educators want kids to at least score “Proficient” in math and reading on the state’s assessments. Ms. Duncan mistakenly thinks the level of performance considered “Proficient” as determined by Frankfort is…

Northern Kentucky Chamber: Schools failing to prepare students for jobs of the future

Comments from the lead article in this Sunday’s Business Section of the Kentucky Enquirer are stunning. “Even as the region’s unemployment rate remains stubbornly high, well-paying jobs across Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati have gone unfilled. ‘Employers are telling us that they can’t get the employees they need because the local work force doesn’t have…

Should the 17th Amendment be repealed?

Chris Derry, Bluegrass Institute founder and board member, had a letter published in Sunday’s Bowling Green Daily News offering an argument for repealing the 17th Amendment, which changed the process for electing United States senators. Previously senators were elected by state legislatures; now, of course, they are chosen by popular vote. Give the article a…