Kentucky kids ‘hit the floor hard’

Even though Kentucky didn’t win anything in the second round of Race to the Top (RttT) funding, Gov. Beshear was happy that steps being taken will significantly improve the education experience for Kentucky’s students. In whose lifetime? Can we afford another 20 years of the spin, promises and little steps offered by the Kentucky Education…

Charter schools come in many flavors

One of our frequent, though often misinformed correspondents posted a sweeping comment on a recent blog that: “…charter schools don’t want anything to do with special education, homeless or migrant children.” That is another piece of uninformed, overly generalized opinion such as that frequently pushed by self-interested teachers’ union folks and their fellow travelers. Just…

Quote of the day

“In essence, school choice is like a catalytic converter – accelerating the benefits of other elements of education reform. I don’t believe that school choice by itself is the answer to the challenges we face. But certainly, as part of a comprehensive strategy, it is very meaningful.” –Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at the recent…