Gov. Beshear: Honor the people’s wishes

The Bluegrass Institute celebrates the decision by the Government Contract Review Committee to express unanimous disapproval of forcing Kentucky taxpayers to spend $200,000 on a contract that allows the Kentucky Climate Action Plan Council, a front group for the radical, Washington, D.C.-based Center for Climate Strategies. The institute led the way in shining the light…

Education committee lawmaker: It’s time to think outside the box, give parents choice of charters

Rep. Jim DeCesare, R-Bowling Green, told WKCT-AM 930 “DriveTime” host Chad Young that our current public education system is not working. “Why shouldn’t we think outside the box?” DeCesare asked Young following Monday’s Interim Joint Education Committee meeting in Frankfort. DeCesare is a member of the joint education committee. The Bluegrass Institute and Kentucky Educational…

New Department of Education Strategic Plan pays attention to achievement gaps

New accountability program will include assessment of gap performance The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) made a lot of comments about the state’s endemic achievement gaps during the Kentucky Board of Education’s August meeting and retreat. This discussion started with Associate Commissioner Ken Draut’s presentation during the retreat part of the meeting. Ken provided a…