Matching Kentucky education against a state with massive school choice options – Part 3

This is the third blog in our series comparing performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for school choice rich Florida and other states including school choice poor Kentucky. We are looking at the NAEP results for Grade 4 reading from the early days of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990 and…

Matching Kentucky education against a state with massive school choice options – Part 2

As I wrote in the first blog in this series, Florida, quite unlike Kentucky, has a very large number of school choice options. So, after I posted a blog on January 24, 2019 noting how dramatically well Florida performed on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 2017, I wondered, “How do Florida and…

Matching Kentucky education against a state with massive school choice options – Part 1

Florida, quite unlike Kentucky, has a very large number of school choice options. So, after I posted a blog on January 24, 2019 noting how dramatically well Florida performed on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 2017, I wondered, “How do Florida and Kentucky compare on the NAEP over the years?” I decided…

Quote of the Day – On school choice

“The popularity of Florida’s varied school choice programs, such as open enrollment systems, private-school scholarships, and education savings account, and the state’s successes on the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (including its students from low-income households) testify to choice’s political and educational viability, said Tori Bell, a policy analyst at the Foundation for…

Upcoming legislative session likely to examine several Bluegrass Institute interests in education

With the 2019 session of the Kentucky Legislature opening soon, reporters around the state are commenting on likely items of consideration, and several Bluegrass Institute education-interest areas are on those lists. Within the past few days, the Bowling Green Daily News issued “State board of education will push for more power for administrators” and the…

Want to know how parents feel about school choice? Ask them.

EdChoice just did EdChoice recently released a report about “SURVEYING FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP FAMILIES, Experiences and Satisfaction with Florida’s Tax-Credit Scholarship Program.” According to the EdChoice report: “Florida’s tax-credit scholarship program serves some of the state’s most disadvantaged students. Recipients are primarily non-white students from low-income families—often with household incomes well below the poverty line. During…