Renewed attention to who controls curriculum decisions is the equivalent of the sun starting to peek through the clouds in the stormy debate over the teaching of race in Kentucky’s public school classrooms.
The opportunity to continue collecting $300 weekly pandemic-assistance unemployment checks from Washington rather than return to work is proving too much of a temptation for many Kentucky workers to resist.
What did these three words really mean? Did they mean justice? Did they mean accountability? Did they mean closure? Did they mean fairness? Did they mean the beginning of real change? What did these three words really mean? Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!
Hank Sanders writes that it's difficult to know the full impact of powerful events at the time they occur because we cannot see the full future. Only time will tell how impactful the Derek Chauvin conviction will be.
During this pandemic, too many in power find it acceptable to treat our liberties as luxuries doled out by government if all risk of anyone catching COVID-19 is eliminated rather than what they are – God-given and inalienable rights.
Since COVID-19 arrived, measures to expand educational freedom and opportunity have been introduced in more than half the states in America, many of which already had some form of choice, including neighboring Indiana, where lawmakers expanded eligibility for an existing school voucher program and c
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s abundance of executive orders – more than 150 since COVID-19 surfaced – is matched only by the largeness both of his good intentions and the unintended upheaval wrought by those edicts.
It’s as if the creators of Kentucky’s new social studies standards ran as fast and far away as possible from the many extraordinary individuals throughout history whose achievements provide the “exceptional” in American exceptionalism.
Nearly five years ago I stood in Louisville’s Shawnee neighborhood pushing for investment to address the thousands of abandoned homes and buildings. Sadly, despite some effort, the number of abandoned homes and buildings hasn’t changed much.
The pandemic cursing our globe also reveals the fruit of tremendous blessings produced by the private sector’s $1.7 trillion investment in the nation’s broadband networks over the last 20 years, which US Telecom dramatically asserts has brought most Americans access to high-speed internet.
Cookie-cutter online learning programs offered by Kentucky school districts during the COVID-19 shutdown in the spring failed to attract thousands of students and fell short in keeping multitudes of others engaged.
Hank Sanders says, "Independence cannot be given. It has to be declared. It has to be taken. It has to be protected. It has to be grown. Then it is on the inside as well as the outside. It is real independence."
Jim Waters writes that Gov. Andy Beshear missed a golden opportunity to demonstrate that he’s personally walking the COVID-19 walk as well as talking the talk concerning the need for Kentuckians to hunker down at home during this global health crisis.
Visualizing better days ahead helps sustain us as we navigate challenges never before seen in our lifetimes and mourn those lost to the coronavirus scourge. Those days ahead will include some of the positive take-aways from living differently now.