Action must be taken to address benefits given to Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) members which taxpayers aren’t obligated to pay — especially considering the plan’s funding level continues to remain unhealthy even though the state is shoveling an entire $1 billion out of the $12 billion a…
There was much groaning in Frankfort when the Kentucky Supreme Court in 2018 struck down sound pension reform legislation passed during that year’s General Assembly.
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.
Frustration with children failing to become proficient readers and the approaches taken by schools and teachers tasked with instructing them is nothing new.
I like to apply free market analysis to American politics. Within established laws, politicians compete for votes and are rewarded for maximizing voters’ preferences. As in economics, there are sometimes market failures, but mostly the system seems to be self-regulating.
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.