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Poll, parents and teachers: Unlock JCPS

(OpEd By Jim Waters, who  is president and CEO of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. Read previous columns at www.bipps.org. He can be reached at jwaters@freedomkentucky.com and @bipps on Twitter.) Michelle Bruner, a member of...
Posted On 14 Nov 2020

OpEd: Denying charter schools ‘a form of institutional racism’

(OpEd By Jim Waters, who is president and CEO of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. Read previous columns at www.bipps.org. He can be reached at jwaters@freedomkentucky.com and @bipps on Twitter.) U.S. Education Secretary Betsy...
Posted On 07 Nov 2020

OpEd: More than 90,000 jobless claims unresolved despite $17 million no-bid contract

Did you hear the one about Tracey Hayes, who simply followed what Gov. Andy Beshear urged Kentuckians to do by issuing a COVID-19 executive order expanding unemployment insurance to cover additional groups of workers? While Beshear was announcing the signing of the order during...
Posted On 31 Oct 2020

OpEd: Return ‘balance’ to ‘balance of power’

(OpEd By Jim Waters, who is president and CEO of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. Read previous columns at www.bipps.org. He can be reached at jwaters@freedomkentucky.com and @bipps on Twitter.) Gov. Andy Beshear’s abundance...
Posted On 24 Oct 2020

OpEd: ‘Clear and convincing’ missing from proposed amendments

(OpEd By Jim Waters, who is president and CEO of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. Read previous columns at www.bipps.org. He can be reached at jwaters@freedomkentucky.com and @bipps on Twitter.) Former Nebraska Democratic...
Posted On 17 Oct 2020

OpEd: Good-times pipers show up during pandemics

(OpEd By Jim Waters, who is president and CEO of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. Read previous columns at www.bipps.org. He can be reached at jwaters@freedomkentucky.comand @bipps on Twitter.) Downturns such as every state...
Posted On 10 Oct 2020

OpEd: Kentucky students must know the Edison behind the light bulb

(OpEd by Jim Waters, who is president and CEO of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. Read previous columns at www.bipps.org. He can be reached at jwaters@freedomkentucky.com and @bipps on Twitter.) It’s as if the creators of...
Posted On 26 Sep 2020

OpEd: What good is political power if it’s not used for good policy?

(OpEd by Jim Waters, who is president and CEO of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s free-market think tank.) North Carolina’s Republican-dominated legislature and Democratic governor got together recently, played some good old-fashioned politics and...
Posted On 19 Sep 2020

Private broadband investment key to sturdy long game

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...
Posted On 12 Sep 2020

How shall they know without accurate financials?

The updated federal law governing K-12 education policy signed by President Obama in 2015 included a requirement that reformers hoped would reveal how much bang taxpayers get for the $700 billion spent each year on the nation’s public schools. The law gave states until the...
Posted On 05 Sep 2020
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