Survey says: Vulnerable Kentuckians want charter schools

Herculean efforts by labor bosses at Kentucky’s teachers unions to convince lawmakers that charter schools are neither needed nor wanted in the commonwealth have succeeded. Our commonwealth remains one of only eight states without charter schools – publicly funded schools operated differently than the traditional public schools. For example, the principal of a successful charter…

Milton Friedman Day, 101st birthday edition

This morning the Bluegrass Institute presented its Friedman Legacy Day event from the Midwest Church of Christ in the west end of Louisville. The site was appropriate given both the Midwest Church’s commitment to bettering local kids through school choice activism, and Friedman’s trailblazing in the area of that very important subject. The Bluegrass Institute…

Senators Paul and McConnell on School Choice: Part of the Solution to Our Broken Education System

In a major release, Kentucky’s US Senators Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell take a strong and informed position in support of expanded school choice options for parents and students as an effective way to improve the nation’s chronically under-performing public school system. Some of the senators’ points: • “All children, no matter who they are…

Taking a better look at new graduation rates in Jefferson County Public Schools

Due to the troubling rate of improvement in a large number of Persistently Low-Achieving Schools (PLAs) found in Jefferson County’s public schools, the entire school district has been under a microscope for some time. Concerns really started to ratchet up after the Kentucky Board of Education was told on February 6, 2013 that the worst…