Saturday, November 26, 2022

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    Haysville school nurse married to district official made $126,000 last year

    A school nurse in USD 261 Haysville was the fifth-highest-paid employee in the district last year, paid over $126,000.  That is more than 50%...

    Superintendent’s SEL thesis premise conflicts with district actions

    Morris County Superintendent Aron Dody’s doctoral thesis is built on the premise that implementing social-emotional learning (SEL) is necessary to improve student achievement.  But...

    KSDE, state board cover up disappointing 2022 state assessment results

    You might expect that Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson would give the Kansas Board of Education a detailed analysis of the 2022 state...

    Reps. Miller and Amyx propose $700 million property tax hike

    At a press conference earlier this week, Reps. Vic Miller (D-Topeka) and Mike Amyx (D-Lawrence) announced a plan to save Kansans almost $700 million...

    Sen. Hensley isn’t telling the truth about school funding

    Sir Winston Churchill once said, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” That...

    Most elected officials in Sedgwick County propose big property tax hikes

    Sedgwick County residents are being hammered by government-spending-induced inflation.  U.S. Census data show the county lost population last year, and there were about 11,000...

    Douglas County officials compete to see who can raise property tax...

    Douglas County residents are being hammered by government-spending-induced inflation.  U.S. Census data show the county has almost 3,000 fewer residents than in 2019, and...

    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...

    2nd Quarter jobs: Gov’t. jumps, private sector flat in Kansas

    The tax-and-spend mindset of many state and local officials produced predictable results in the second quarter -- government jobs increased in Kansas, but private-sector...

    KASB report is a modern-day Emperor’s New Clothes tale

    In Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes, two swindlers arrive at the capital city of an emperor who spends lavishly on clothing at...

    Kansas Reflector aids and abets student achievement cover-up

    It’s bad enough that there are more high school students below grade level in Kansas than are proficient.  But media aiding and abetting education...

    Blue Valley substitute teacher laments decline in academic emphasis

    Amid a growing chorus of parents expressing concerns about academic declines and exposing children to objectionable gender and race indoctrination comes an insider’s view...