Friday, April 17, 2009

Missing some Big Ed propaganda

Back in 2007, Kentucky's big newspapers picked up their pom poms and cheered on a state report using very questionable data to promote KERA reforms in our public schools.

The Bluegrass Institute's education analyst Richard Innes debunked that effort. The Kentucky Long Term Policy Research Center is back in 2009 with a very similar "report," but so far the Big Media effort appears to be missing.

Innes already did his part but, strangely, the Courier Journal and Herald Leader don't appear to be coming to the rescue with their traditional unquestioning support.

Come on, guys! Your bureaucrats need you.

With the death of the discredited CATS testing program last month, Big Education has had a rough spring in Kentucky.