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...

COVID restrictions: medical, educational, or political decisions?

Before any new action is taken on COVID restrictions, citizens deserve a straight answer from officials to this question: What data-driven analysis convinced you that the possible medical benefits of the COVID restrictions you...

USD 231 said less than 25% of MS and HS kids remote

USD 231 Gardner Edgerton earlier this week blamed "confusing" questions from the Kansas Dept. of Education (KSDE) for reporting the district offered onsite learning for middle school and high school students for the first...

Shawnee Mission spent $400k on Deep Equity/CRT training

The Shawnee Mission school district says it doesn’t use critical race theory, but a Sentinel investigation found that the district spent more $400,000 on Corwin’s Deep Equity training, which is based on critical race...

KPI supports teacher merit pay, school boards opposed

A legislative proposal to earmark about $50 million of school funding for teacher merit pay is being opposed by the Kansas Association of School Boards and the KNEA teacher union.  Their longstanding objection to...

KU researchers mislead (again) on mask mandate efficacy

The University of Kansas issued a press release on Monday, quoting a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by KU professors Dr. Donna Ginther and Dr. Carlos Zambrana, which declares...

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...

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,...

Blue Valley ransom note to parents: pay up or else

Just when you think education officials’ money worship cannot be more depraved, an elementary school principal sends parents what amounts to a ransom note.  Cathy Austin, principal of Harmony Elementary School in Blue Valley,...

Stand Up Blue Valley stands for mediocrity and bureaucracy

Stand Up Blue Valley likes to portray its leaders as “concerned parents” but their actions show they exist to support an entrenched bureaucracy that perpetuates educational mediocrity. This week they are listing the qualifications they...