Face-to-face communication trumps educrats’ spin

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tells it like it is. This time the topic is education budget cuts. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkuTm-ON904] Like New Jersey, Kentucky has education budget challenges driven by skyrocketing benefit costs. Like New Jersey, Kentucky also has powerful teachers’ union bosses obstructing reasonable policymakers from addressing the funding problems. Benefits have been devouring Kentucky’s…

Embry’s example

Rep. C.B. Embry talks on WBFI’s morning show last week about why he’s trying to get copies of both the U.S. and Kentucky constitutions into the hands of all high school freshmen in the commonwealth’s 17th House District. Embry’s already distributed — or planned to hand out — more than 500 copies of each of…

How does Kentucky’s top-performing magnet high school compare to New Orleans’ top performing CHARTER magnet school?

Answer: Not well There is no question that the DuPont Manual High School in Louisville is Kentucky’s top performing school on the ACT college entrance test. Year after year, Manual’s kids have achieved the very best ACT Composite Score in Kentucky. That’s not so surprising, considering this highly selective magnet school pretty much gets to…