State school board told most low-performing schools not turning around

The subject of Kentucky’s Persistently Low-Achieving Schools (PLAs) – which have been euphemistically renamed “Priority Schools” – came up in yesterday’s meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education. I am still sifting through a large amount of information that was presented, but the overall summation of this expensive program is disappointing. Kentucky Department of Education…

Teachers union ‘desperate,’ resorts to race-baiting while 10,000 apply for vouchers

‘”When parents have more choices, the traditional status quo bureaucracy gets desperate. And desperate people do desperate things,” said Kevin Chavous, Black Alliance for Educational Options board member, in response to a tweet by the Bayou State’s teachers’ union yesterday that read: “Louisiana BAEO supports pro-KKK curriculum via vouchers.” Of course, as Chavous goes on…

Brookings Institution: Vouchers improve college going for African-Americans

A new report from the Brookings Institution indicates that vouchers in New York City that allowed African-Americans to attend private schools resulted in increased college attendance at more upscale schools. The study found: “…that using a voucher to attend private school increased the overall college enrollment rate among African Americans by 24 percent.” Interestingly, vouchers…