Saturday, May 28, 2022

Critical race theory is #1 priority of National Education Association

The #1 priority of the National Education Association – the nation’s largest teacher union – is indoctrinating students with critical race theory. There is no real focus on ‘improving student achievement’ or even ‘better...

KSDE denial of critical race theory is just another fairy tale

The rapidly growing backlash against critical race theory yesterday prompted the Kansas Department of Education (KSDE) to deny that CRT is included in curriculum standards.  Commissioner Randy Watson said the K-thru-12 history, government, and...

Johnson County officials effectively propose big rent hikes

County Commissioner Becky Fast is on record saying affordable housing options are a top concern for her constituents, but odds are that she will effectively vote for a big rent hike this summer.  That...

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...

The school board you elect is the school board you deserve

Thomas Jefferson’s warning – “The government you elect is the government you deserve” – is certainly ringing true these days, especially for parents whose children are being denied in-person learning by the school boards...

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,...

K-12 opposition to computer science underscores need for choice

The lineup of people testifying for and against a proposal to make completion of a computer science course a graduation requirement in Kansas says a lot about the need for universal school choice.  Representatives...

KS Commission on racial equity ignores educational discrimination

How's this for hypocrisy?  The final report from Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's Commission on Racial Equity & Justice conveniently ignores what may be the state's most egregious example of racial inequality: race-based and income-based...

Shawnee Mission school district thinks Thanksgiving, Christmas are racist

Shawnee Mission Superintendent Dr. Michelle Hubbard tells parents the district is “pausing” their Thanksgiving and winter holiday meal celebrations because of supply chain issues.  But The Sentinel obtained internal documents indicating district officials’ real...

SMSD, board president Heather Ousley attempt to stifle speech

Shawnee Mission school board of education, led by President Heather Ousley, made several attempts to stifle speech at the May 17 board meeting.  YouTube took down the meeting video citing ‘medical misinformation’ and a...