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…

A cup o’ TEA in Louisville

Jim Waters, Bluegrass Institute vice president of policy and communications, will speak tomorrow at a Louisville TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party rally, which will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Jefferson Square. Other speakers include Louisville Tea Party President Dan Blanchard, Les Naiman, host of “The Voice of Liberty” on WGTK-AM, and…

It’s time to be Americans first

At times it is difficult to appreciate what you have until you are in the process of losing it: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVAhr4hZDJE?fs=1] Our Constitution is being subverted. Our liberty is being undermined. Massive government is crushing our individual freedoms. Now that America’s losing its freedom, will Americans begin to appreciate it enough to make a difference? You…

Fooling with figures

The choirmaster of the KERA Amen Chorus is at it again. The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence just released its “Kentucky Schools: Achieving the Top 20 by 2020: An Update.” This little piece is a statistical cornucopia of apples and oranges comparisons. Prichard’s paper starts out by making old news sound like new. It talks…