Thursday, January 27, 2022

JCCC’s Bowne won’t explain his ‘equity of outcomes’ proposal

Johnson County Community College President Dr. Andy Bowne has upset some faculty members with his call for 'equitable student outcomes.' They fear that that is code for reducing outcomes for high achievers to close...

NSBA wants schools to effectively have “one free rape”

The National Schools Boards Association (NSBA) and Fairfax County Public Schools want the U.S. Supreme to hear a case that an appeals court judge said amounted to schools asking to get “one free rape”...

SB 347: $1 billion+ taxpayer subsidy for one mystery company

Governor Laura Kelly and her Commerce Department are behind Senate Bill 347 (SB 347), which could provide more than $1 billion in taxpayer subsidies to one company.  They are pushing legislators to approve the...

Race not a factor in Kansas monoclonal antibody decisions

A race-based scoring system to determine who will get the relatively-scarce monoclonal antibody COVID treatments is found in some states, but The Sentinel has so far not found that to be the case in...

Survey: Kansas parents should have primary say in education

Governor Laura Kelly thinks parents should butt out of curriculum issues, but a new poll shows parents overwhelmingly believe they should have the primary say in their child's education.  The poll conducted in December...

Kansas ranks 34th in the nation in ‘Parent Power’ in education

According to the nonprofit Center for Educational Reform, Kansas ranks 34th in the nation in their "Parent Power Index," which examines the extent to which each state and the District of Columbia have policies...

Kansas Supreme Court reverses district court ruling on SB 40

The Kansas Supreme Court reversed a ruling from a district court judge declaring Senate Bill 40, -- which gave due process rights to those affected by a quarantine order -- unconstitutional; and issued a...

Chamber business leader survey shows taxes are too high in KS

The Tax Foundation last year said Kansas has the highest effective tax rates in the nation on mature businesses, and that sentiment is reflected in the annual business climate survey sponsored by the Kansas...

Kansas lost population in 2021, residents seek lower tax burden

New population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show Kansas is one of 18 states that lost population in 2021.  Kansas had a net loss of more than 5,000 people from domestic migration, which...

USD 231 superintendent Pam Stranathan gets $425k gift from taxpayers

Student achievement steadily declined in Gardner-Edgerton under Superintendent Pam Stranathan.  The district consciously misled legislators, Stranathan asked county commissioners to give her board members political cover on mask mandates, and the district repeatedly attempted...