November 7, 2011 - 3:45pm
Mitch McConnell talks about the 1.5 million jobs lost since President Obama's inauguration and he shamelessly says the stimulus didn't work. What he doesn't tell you are that more Americans are working than when Obama took office or that without the stimulus, unemployment would be over 11% instead of stubbornly hovering about 9.1%.
Mitch McConnell said this week that America has lost 1.5 million jobs since the first stimulus bill was passed. That is not true.A little over a month ago, this nation began a long overdue discussion about jobs and the crisis of unemployment for the first time in over two years. But since we have...
October 20, 2011 - 5:55pm
"I've been here nearly a year and until my urging, there have been no hearings on No Child Left Behind. I have seen no hearings that involved those most affected by this legislation and I think this is an affront to the process."
Kentucky’s junior senator, Republican Rand Paul stood up today in opposition to a continuation of the federal No Child Left Behind law. In response to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee giving members merely 48 hours to read and discuss the 868-page No...
October 20, 2011 - 8:07am
Local news for Oct. 19, 2011
"They knew it was coming, but Jefferson County educators were frustrated and disappointed by Wednesday’s announcement that five more district schools had been selected for state-imposed overhauls because of poor academic performance.
July 29, 2012 - 7:54pm
'Lunch Line' documentary at Bellarmine to examine history, controversy
Since 1946, millions of American kids have taken advantage of the federally funded National School Lunch Program. But despite all the good it’s done in feeding growing bodies and minds, this partnership among farmers, schools and the USDA is fraught with controversy: Too much of a good thing...
August 30, 2011 - 11:01am
Whether he was grading (harshly) the state of the nation's medical schools or sparking academic ambition in a roomful of hesitant high-schoolers, Louisville-born Abraham Flexner proved to be the educational lion of the early 20th century.
This article appears in the August 2011 issue of LouisvilleMagazine. To subscribe, please visit loumag.com.