Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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    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...

    Freedom to Learn KS PAC doesn’t want parents to learn the...

    A panel discussion hosted last week by the Freedom to Learn Kansas Political Action Committee serves as another reminder that many so-called education supporters...

    Kelly’s ‘bring it on’ comment about recession is an affront to...

    There were 38,000 fewer Kansans working in May of this year, compared to January 2020.  Business owners and individuals are being crushed by Washington's...

    Biden: no lunch for poor kids unless schools allow boys in...

    Just when you think Washington can’t stoop any lower, the Biden administration says it will withhold funding for lunch for poor kids and other...

    Graduation task force ignores the low-achievement elephant in the room

    Faced with an enormous student achievement problem, the Kansas State Board of Education is taking the very predictable bureaucratic approach of creating a graduation...

    Choosing which crimes to prosecute comes to Kansas on election bribery

    The Ellis County Attorney’s decision to not prosecute election bribery signals that the trend of picking and choosing which crimes to prosecute is no...

    Taxpayer exposes Olathe school board president’s bullying, misinformation tactics

    The Olathe school district says it won't tolerate bullying and harmful behavior, which should also apply to school board members.  But school board president...

    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...