May 18, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Category: Editorial

Topeka super Tiffany Anderson misleads parents on student achievement

To hear Topeka Superintendent Tiffany Anderson talk about student achievement in her district, you would think it is pretty good…

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Things worth fighting for: individual liberty, America, civilization

It is fashionable in the midst of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine to call for bans on all things Russian,…

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KC Star pushes Kelly for governor with school funding lie

A guest column in today’s Kansas City Star by a retired teacher makes an outrageously false claim about school funding…

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KC Star makes false accusations on Parents Bill of Rights

Yesterday, a Kansas City Star article alleging that the Parents Bill of Rights legislative hearings wasn’t fair to transparency opponents…

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Rep. Jarrod Ousley, SM Post deceive parents on school choice

A recent column in the Shawnee Mission Post by Rep. Jarrod Ousley (D-Merriam) misrepresents the truth about civil rights, school…

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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…

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K-12 officials: choice for the system, not for students

“Today we’ve have heard about ways to give kids more choice and what we have received back would be all…

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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…

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Wyandotte legislators silent on minority education gaps

White students are more than twice as likely to be on track as Black students in Wyandotte County according to…

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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…

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Threat of mask-related accreditation loss appears to be bogus

The latest mask mandate excuse from education officials – ‘we have to follow county orders or we will lose accreditation’…

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Health and Safety Advisory Council (HSAC) is a very bad idea

The left-leaning Johnson County Commission is entertaining an amendment to the County Charter to form a left-leaning Health and Safety…

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Blue Valley inflates COVID positivity rate for staff’s benefit

The Blue Valley school administration, notorious for putting the interests of adults ahead of students, has done it again.  This…

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Mainstream Coalition: no say for parents in curriculum

Like Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, the Mainstream Coalition in Johnson County says parents should have no say on curriculum…

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Johnson County officials push CRT with your tax dollars

It’s no secret that Johnson County schools are indoctrinating kids with the tenets of critical race theory, but now a…

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No, Gov. Kelly, business isn’t booming in Kansas

With less credibility than Eddie Haskell, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly this week declared that business is booming in Kansas. The…

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KSDE conceals low, declining student achievement

The Kansas Legislature’s Special Committee on Education held a hearing on student achievement this week, and the message from the…

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KSDE de-emphasizes instruction in new accounting handbook

The new KSDE Accounting Handbook provides another stark reminder that academics and the importance of instruction are being de-emphasized in…

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School newspaper editorial criticizes free speech, religion

An editorial in the Blue Valley Northwest school newspaper recently called for a limitation on religious speech based on –…

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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…

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Having 21% of HS students college-ready isn’t “pretty darn good”

Leavenworth teacher Ginger Riddle’s recent Letter to the Editor described student achievement as being ‘pretty darn good,’ citing the 2020…

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KC Star denies CRT in schools, OK with shaming children

Parents across Kansas are furious that schools are teaching children things like ‘white people are inherently racist and oppress students…

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Make no mistake: local elections aren’t nonpartisan

All across Kansas, people who never thought they would run for office are seeking election in nonpartisan races for local…

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Schools won’t talk about getting 135,000 students to grade level

There were about 135,000 students reading and writing below grade level in Kansas in 2019, with about 17,000 of them…

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