In this issue, institutional focus ignores outcomes.
(September 26, 2015) DAVE TRABERT An Eagle editorial praising the Kansas State Board of Education for asking that school funding be increased repeated the tired mantra of “show your support of education by spending more” (“Invest in education,” Sept. 24 Opinion).
Bureau of Labor Statistics releases for August show Kansas maintaining its tie with Missouri for the second highest seasonally-adjusted private-sector job growth rate (1.1%) among regional peer states when comparing the first eight months of 2015 with the same period of time in 2014.
(September 23, 2015) DAVE TRABERT The Sept. 20 Kansas City Star editorial, “Brownback’s feuds with schools harm Kansas,” appears to be a regurgitation of Duane Goossen’s recent commentary for the Kansas Center for Economic Growth.
Payroll listings for 22 school districts, representing nearly 49% of total statewide public school enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year, are now available on