Tuesday Links

Here are some links for your Tuesday! 1. Russ Roberts of George Mason University hosts a podcast called EconTalk.  It is a free download once a week and covers a variety of economic topics and guests.  Check this out! 2. Hmm…spy satellites used on United States citizens? What’s the justification for this? Tough sell to…

Education commissioner adopts realistic outlook following Kentucky’s Race to the Top failure

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is taking a realistic, and optimistic, outlook about what Kentucky’s education system now will need to implement Senate Bill 1 (2009 Regular Session) after the announcement two days ago that Kentucky had not won any money in Race to the Top, Phase 2. The commissioner told yesterday’s meeting in Frankfort…

Quote of the century

“Instead of trying to figure out how to get more money for education, schools across the state are figuring out how to get more education for our money. We should all follow their examples. And while we are at it, we must channel the resources we do have directly to student learning.” – Tony Bennett,…

Jim Waters of BIPPS quoted in Herald-Leader

 Jim Waters, Vice President of Policy and Communcations at the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, was quoted in today’s Lexington Herald-Leader regarding vehicle upgrades and purchases by Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. The increase in the Department of Agriculture’s fleet is in conflict with many of the sacrifices that…