Tuesday, August 16, 2022

KSDE shirks responsibility to school districts, promotes KASB membership

The Kansas Department of Education purports to be a “dedicated service agency” that provides leadership, resources, and support.  But like its claim to “prepare all students for global success,” KSDE’s actions indicate otherwise.  That’s...

2nd Quarter jobs: Gov’t. jumps, private sector flat in Kansas

The tax-and-spend mindset of many state and local officials produced predictable results in the second quarter -- government jobs increased in Kansas, but private-sector employment was nearly flat. Preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor...

KASB report is a modern-day Emperor’s New Clothes tale

In Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes, two swindlers arrive at the capital city of an emperor who spends lavishly on clothing at the expense of everything else.  Posing as weavers, they offer...

Kansas Reflector aids and abets student achievement cover-up

It’s bad enough that there are more high school students below grade level in Kansas than are proficient.  But media aiding and abetting education officials’ cover-up attempts demonstrates that the public education system will...

Blue Valley substitute teacher laments decline in academic emphasis

Amid a growing chorus of parents expressing concerns about academic declines and exposing children to objectionable gender and race indoctrination comes an insider’s view that explains a lot. A former Blue Valley substitute teacher shared...
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Freedom to Learn KS PAC doesn’t want parents to learn the truth about achievement

A panel discussion hosted last week by the Freedom to Learn Kansas Political Action Committee serves as another reminder that many so-called education supporters really support the system, but not students.  The discussion moderated...

Kelly’s ‘bring it on’ comment about recession is an affront to Kansans

There were 38,000 fewer Kansans working in May of this year, compared to January 2020.  Business owners and individuals are being crushed by Washington's spending-driven inflation.  Yet Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is almost giddily...

Biden: no lunch for poor kids unless schools allow boys in the girls’ restrooms

Just when you think Washington can’t stoop any lower, the Biden administration says it will withhold funding for lunch for poor kids and other programs if schools don’t follow the feds’ new Title IX...

Graduation task force ignores the low-achievement elephant in the room

Faced with an enormous student achievement problem, the Kansas State Board of Education is taking the very predictable bureaucratic approach of creating a graduation requirements task force.  Its role has nothing to do with...

Choosing which crimes to prosecute comes to Kansas on election bribery

The Ellis County Attorney’s decision to not prosecute election bribery signals that the trend of picking and choosing which crimes to prosecute is no longer confined to major U.S. cities with progressive prosecutors.  And...