Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Kansas City Star education deceit throws kids under the bus

The Kansas City Star is notorious for false and misleading claims (see here, here, and here), but even for them, their perfidy on school funding and student achievement is a new low.  They made...

Duane Goossen, John Wilson deceive Kansans on tax relief

People connected to Democrat Laura Kelly’s administration have repeatedly misled Kansans on the facts related to tax relief, and a recent column in the Wichita Eagle is their latest attempt.  And like other attempts,...

Louisburg emails expose conflicting stories on contact tracing

Emails obtained in an Open Records request connected to a contact tracing in USD 416 Louisburg reflect a different story than was told at the April 12 board meeting.  A parent was disturbed that...

What is Gov. Kelly’s Department of Revenue trying to hide?

The Kansas Department of Revenue is ignoring an Open Records request, in what could be an attempt to cover up their misrepresentation of state revenue estimates to legislators. Earlier this month, Kansas Policy Institute (the...

Federal funding discrimination hurts many Kansas restaurants

Federal stimulus payments and $300 per week in extra unemployment benefits are making it difficult for restaurants and other small businesses all across the nation to find people willing to work.  Just this week,...

Is Barbara Bollier dishonest about school funding or misinformed?

A Sunflower State Journal report about former state senator Barbara Bollier chairing a new political action committee included a wildly inaccurate claim about school funding.  She said her biggest concern about the current Senate...

Louisburg school board dismissively rejects parents’ concerns

The Louisburg school board says it is committed to honesty and integrity and developing awareness, but their handling of complaints about contact tracing shows that is just words on paper.  The superintendent withheld information...

Blue Valley board to students and parents: No soup for you!

While watching the Blue Valley school board’s April 8 meeting to rule on parents’ requests for COVID mask accommodations for their children, I was reminded of an old Seinfeld episode.  The owner of a...

Blue Valley district deprives parents of due process rights

The Blue Valley school district in Johnson County deprived two parents of their due process rights on Tuesday when the district canceled their SB 40 grievance hearings. Today, one of those parents was again...

Stand Up Blue Valley: fund systems, not students

The Kansas House of Representatives just approved legislation to give academically challenged students a chance for a better education, and predictably, Stand Up Blue Valley is apoplectic.  Their latest diatribe contains the usual collection...