April 21, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Kansas National Education Association

KS education establishment out of touch with parents, student needs

The education establishment in Kansas appears to remain remarkably out of step with parents’ and students’ needs. While polling in…

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Education doesn’t appear a priority for the nation’s largest teacher union

Last year the top priority of the National Education Association — the nation’s largest teacher’s union — appeared to be…

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Deleted tweet reveals KNEA, ONEA opposition to transparency

The Kansas National Education Association and its Olathe chapter, ONEA, came out in opposition to transparency legislation that requires school…

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Kansas lawmakers consider mandate for in-person learning option

Eighth-grader Ian Reimer has attended school in person for three days since March 12, 2020. The Gardner-Edgerton student started school…

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Unions oppose First Amendment rights for teachers, others

Marni Mills is a 20-year member of the Kansas National Education Association in Olathe. When she wanted to cease paying…

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Lawmakers debate mandating personal finance class to graduate

Kansas students can graduate from high school without taking any classes on personal finance. A bill before the Kansas Legislature…

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Onerous processes to sever union membership remain 1 year after ‘Janus’ decision

In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, many public union members may still find…

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Legislative Leaders Seek Suspension of KS Deputy Education Commissioner

Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle and Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman are asking the Kansas State Department of Education to…

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Organization Offers Alternative to Teachers’ Unions

The Kansas Association of American Educators (KANAAE) offers to professional educators an alternative to joining a teacher’s union. Though KANAAE…

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Former Budget Director Spins State Spending Tall Tale

Former Kansas budget director Duane Goossen fired up the spin yesterday in a guest column for the Wichita Eagle. Goossen…

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