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  • 2021 Green Book: Kansas is massively over-governed

    2021 Green Book: Kansas is massively over-governed0

    Kansas has some of the highest property taxes in the nation, largely because we are massively over-governed. Kansas has 1,993 general purpose governments – cities, counties, and townships – serving about 2.9 million people.  That works out to 1,461 residents per government entity, whereas the national average is 8,448 per entity, and that’s the third-worst

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  • Kansas is #38 in bang for the educational buck

    Kansas is #38 in bang for the educational buck0

    Contrary to unsubstantiated claims by some education officials, Kansas has very low student achievement productivity, ranking #38 among the states.  Education lobbyists insist that Kansas has very high achievement and gets more bang-for-the-buck than any high-achieving state, but the facts from the National Assessment of Educational Progress and the U.S. Census show differently. A dollar

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  • Kansas lost private-sector jobs in April

    Kansas lost private-sector jobs in April0

    The latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Kansas lost 1,300 private-sector jobs in April.  Three other states in the region – Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Arkansas – also lost jobs, while Missouri, Colorado and Texas had job gains. Every regional state remains below private employment levels reported two years ago in AprilREAD MORE
  • School boards ignore income and racial educational discrimination

    School boards ignore income and racial educational discrimination0

    School boards across Kansas are gushing about their devotion to equality and their determination to stamp out racism, but until they stop ignoring their own systemic educational discrimination for low-income kids and students of color, their words are merely political posturing. How can Shawnee Mission school board members say they are maintaining an educational environmentREAD MORE