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"School choice, it seems, should be a no-brainer. Why not give families vouchers, allowing them to make free choices for their children’s education? There’s a reason increasing numbers of inner-city activists in places like Chicago and Washington, D.C., are fighting for charter schools and voucher programs. They know choice would be better for their kids. They know the government has failed them."

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/08/14/the_crazy_world_of_public_schools_123654.html


The Crazy World of Public Schools | RealClearPolitics
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Are America’s vast, sprawling, powerful government agencies really all that bad? Left-leaning New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, in a recent series of columns and blog posts, has...
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LIKE if you agree with the 80% of Kansans who believe that employees should have the right to decide, without force or penalty, whether to join or leave a labor union. http://www.employeefreedomweek.com/survey-results/


Survey Results | Employee Freedom Week
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National Employee Freedom Week has released a series of scientific surveys to find out how many union members want to leave their union and gauging the public’s support for employee freedom. The results were surprising.
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Kansas school funding has been increasing
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The Aug. 1 news article “In Kansas, a deep-red ‘experiment,’ ” about Kansas’s tax reform, provided incomplete data on school funding. The base state aid data used to show a decline in school funding r...
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Testimony SB 452 School Funding 4 1 14.pdf
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Testimony delivered by KPI before the Senate Ways & Means Committee regarding school funding.
Testimony HB 2774 Balloon 4 1 14 docx.pdf
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Testimony delivered by KPI before the House Committee on Appropriations regarding HB 2774 and Balloon Amendment on School Finance and Policy Reforms.
Tetstimony SB 435 Wind Farm Tax Exemptions 3 20 14.pdf
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Testimony delivered by KPI before the Senate Committee on Assessment and Taxation regarding property tax exemptions for renewable energy producers.
Testimony HB 2749 Transparency.pdf
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Written testimony submitted by KPI to the House Appropriations Committee regarding the Transparency and Accountability Act.
Testimony SB 413 Transparency.pdf
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Testimony delivered by KPI before the Senate Committee on Federal and State Affairs regarding the Transparency and Accountability Act.
State Provision and At Risk 3 6 14 Full Page slides.pdf
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Testimony delivered by KPI before a joint meeting of the House and Senate Education Committees regarding the overall use of funding and performance, with particular emphasis on how the funding impacts at-risk students.
Testimony on All Day Kindergarten 3 6 14 (2).pdf
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Testimony delivered by KPI before the House Special Committee on All Day Kindergarten.
Testimony HB 2614 Property Tax Appeals 2 19 14 (2).pdf
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Testimony delivered by KPI before the House Committee on Taxation in support of HB 2614.
Testimony - HB 2606 student data collection 2 17 14.pdf
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Written testimony submitted by KPI to the House Committee on Education in opposition to HB 2606.
Testimony - SenateTaxation HB 2047 Property Tax 2 13 14.pdf
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Testimony delivered by KPI before the Senate Committee on Assessment and Taxation regarding property tax transparency.
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