Monday, July 26, 2021

Critical race theory indoctrination at USD 501 Topeka

A retired teacher from USD 501 Topeka says the tenets of critical race theory were pushed on teachers by district administrators a few years ago in professional development sessions.  The teacher wishes to remain...

Evidence of critical race theory in Olathe schools

Just as Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson argued to the State Board of Education that Critical Race Theory is not being taught in Kansas schools, an email exchange obtained by the Sentinel shows CRT...

Kansans face uncertainty as JoCo judge rules SB 40 ‘unenforceable’

Business owners, parents, and Kansas residents face uncertainty if counties or school boards issue new COVID-related mandates after a Johnson County judge this week ruled that SB 40, an update of the Kansas Emergency...

CRT debate intensifies as school officials argue no one teaches it

Debates about teaching critical race theory in Kansas schools boil across the state and the nation. However, officials at the Kansas Department of Education and at one of the nation’s largest teacher unions say...

Derek Schmidt denied opportunity to respond to KC Star attack

A recent Kansas City Star opinion piece sharply criticized Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate and current Attorney General, Derek Schmidt, for signing the "1776 Pledge." But when Schmidt tried to explain that he signed it...

Kansas Justice Institute on Becerra First Amendment victory

The  U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra that it is unconstitutional for California to require charities to provide the names and addresses of its largest donors to...

Incompetence, not computers, seems to be majority of unemployment woes

The current snarl that is the Kansas Unemployment system -- and the massive levels of fraud inflicted upon the state -- were entirely avoidable according to Phil Hayes, vice president of HR firm The...

Gov. Kelly won’t discuss federal grants to take unaccompanied minors

Sen. Richard Hilderbrand, a Baxter Springs Republican, is finding it difficult to get information about Kansas being paid to resettle unaccompanied minors who enter the country illegally. Hilderbrand, Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee...

Kelly talks sexual orientation, vaccines with Louisburg elementary kids

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly spoke via Zoom to Louisburg elementary students in March. Parents say the district didn’t provide advanced notice of the visit. And worse, according to parent Dan Smith, they didn’t receive...

KASB attorney discourages CRT ban in USD 312 Haven

The USD 312 Haven School Board could ban critical race theory (CRT) in its schools. But behind the scenes, the district’s superintendent and an attorney from the Kansas Association of School Boards pushed back...