Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:16 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:16:39 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested two men for climbing on top of a billboard. According to an arrest report, it happened just after 1 a.m. Monday at Bearno's PizzaMore >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:38:47 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Teddy Bridgewater doesn't ask for much. So when he told University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson that he wanted to ask somethingMore >>
Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is certainly going to be a Heisman Trophy candidate to start next season, but he has told coaches he doesn't want a Heisman publicity campaign.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:03:47 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- This has a familiar sound. Bobby Petrino takes over a program making a conference change and looks to lift it in stature.The new Western Kentucky University coach was at the ConferenceMore >>
In Eric Crawford's "Morning Line," Bobby Petrino says he's not patient and wants to get WKU "cranked up pretty good" in a hurry, plus John Calipari's storm donation and more.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:06 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:06:40 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he kidnapped a juvenile girl and threw her in the trunk. According to an arrest report, the incident took place on Thursday,More >>
Police say he threw the girl in his trunk, then called her family, demanding a ransom for her safe return.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:41 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:41:21 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The scene is always the same. After every University of Kentucky basketball home game, the coach walks across the Rupp Arena court, puts on his headset and starts talking withMore >>
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari will do things a bit differently with his young but talented Wildcats team this season.More >>
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Louisville's public schools are failing our children. Of the 41 Kentucky schools identified as persistently low achieving or failing, Louisville is home to nearly half - a situation so dire that Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday called it academic genocide.
Louisville's problem is not uncommon for large cities but what makes it more difficult to turn them around is our unwillingness to implement new forms of education with a proven track record. In every state in America except for eight, school districts have the ability to convert failing schools into public charter schools, but not in Kentucky! Public charter schools have the freedom to set new curriculum and give parents the ability to choose a school that fits the individual needs of their child.
But in Kentucky, the teachers union overwhelmingly opposes any effort to allow public charter schools. They make it all but impossible to replace an under-performing teacher, and their system places teachers with the least experience in our most troubled schools.
Commissioner Holliday said the community should be outraged and I assure you many of us are. It's time for all of us to take action and demand a change. Call your state legislators; call your school board members, and tell them we can't lose another generation of children.
Let's together give public charter schools a chance now.