Statement on gubernatorial candidate’s pledge to get rid of current State Board of Education members ‘on day one’

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear in a recent news conference claimed he would, if elected, appoint a new state Board of Education “on day one” and then would expect that new board would “select a new commissioner on day two.” Beshear, the state’s current attorney general, wants to replace Wayne…

Bluegrass Institute supports pastors’ coalition in calling for state Intervention in Jefferson County Public Schools

Too much of the discussion regarding the failure of Kentucky’s public-education system to prepare most of its students to succeed in the 21st century is based on addressing the wishes of the system’s adults rather than the needs of its students. However, that public education system does not exist for the benefit of the adults.…

Good news for kids: JCPS board still hasn’t signed a union contract

The Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education at a meeting Tuesday night at the VanHoose Education Center took no action on renewing its collective bargaining agreement with the district’s teachers’ union. Bluegrass Institute president and CEO Jim Waters (second from right) and Kentucky Pastors in Action Coalition leaders, including Pastors Roland Brown (far left)…