Pension Positions from Legislators

I and many others have contacted our state legislators with concerns regarding the teachers' pension crisis. In the interest of transparency, I am sharing the responses I received so that you may know where these legislators stand. Dear Friend, Thank you for taking the opportunity to express your thoughts and comments on maintaining and preserving the public retirement systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As you well know I too am a member of both Teachers’ Retirement and the Kentucky Retirement Systems.  I agree with you 100% it is a moral obligation and you are…

The Charter School Vultures Are Circling

Keep your children indoors! The Kentucky Department of Education recently released the proposed regulations for charter schools. What no one’s reported yet is that the vultures are already starting to circle to see if they can kill some of the very reasonable regulations. Among The KDE proposals are that charter schools meet performance standards, including test scores, graduation rates and promotion rates; that those applying to run Kentucky charters reveal performance, finances and any closings of charters they’ve run in other states; and that authorizers — school boards and/or the mayors of Louisville and Lexington…