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…

Dr. Eric Schansberg on Milton Friedman

Dr. Eric Schansberg discusses how he believes Milton Friedman would view the current economic climate.  This video was taken from the “What would Friedman do?” event at the University of Louisville, hosted by the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, on July 30, 2010. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=13897758&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0 Dr. Eric Schansberg – July 2010 from freedomky on Vimeo.