Legislative confusion

It’s troublesome when legislators “puff up” the performance of Kentucky’s public schools by quoting out of date statistics, trying to make the numbers sound like the most current information available. A recent case in point – yesterday’s commentary in the Union County Advocate from State Representative John Arnold, Jr. Arnold claims that, “We have made…

Legislators and Roundtables discuss school choice in Kentucky

The Roundtable meetings on charter schools and educational options went beautifully yesterday! An added highlight was a chance for the Roundtable briefing team to discuss the issues with 10 legislators in Frankfort. Rep Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) (Partly hidden, left) briefs state legislators during the charter schools discussion in Frankfort Legislators in the picture include: Front…

Institute chair on PBS

Kathy Gornik, Bluegrass Institute board chair, used the current political campaign to make an important contrast on PBS between business and government. “We create wealth as opposed to being on the dole where they have to confiscate money from those who produce wealth, like myself, and then redistribute it other people,” Gornik told PBS NewsHour…

Charter School and Educational Options roundtable discussions being held this week

Richard Innes, the Bluegrass Institute’s education analyst, will present information on the current performance of Kentucky’s public education system at forums being held Tuesday in Lexington and Louisville. The Lexington Forum, hosted by the Asteroids Organization and Imani Baptist Church, will be held in the Imani Baptist Church Hospitality Room at 1555 Georgetown Rd. from…