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  • State Board of Education pulls a ‘Sgt. Schultz’ on critical race theory

    State Board of Education pulls a ‘Sgt. Schultz’ on critical race theory0

    On the old sitcom Hogan’s Heroes, Sgt. Schultz often became aware that the Americans in the German prisoner-of-war camp were secretly running an anti-German operation.  But instead of reporting the violations, he would declare, “I see nothing! I hear nothing!  I know nothing!” The Kansas State Board of Education and the Kansas Department of Education

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  • NEA pledges $127K to promote critical race theory

    NEA pledges $127K to promote critical race theory0

    Just when you thought the controversy over teaching critical race theory couldn’t get more controversial, the nation’s largest teachers union, the National Education Association (NEA) upped the ante. At their annual meeting last month, the NEA adopted New Business Item 39, a 432-word mini-manifesto that pushes the deranged notion that the teaching of the history

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  • Parental choice answers controversies in public education

    Parental choice answers controversies in public education0

    To say public education has been beset with controversies over the last year is an understatement. Reopening of schools witnessed major conflict and change. To wit: in-person education versus distance learning. the hybrid model – how much of in-person/distance learning. kids wearing masks – Yes? No? Kinda? social distancing – how do you do that?

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  • Don’t expect federal COVID money to improve student performance

    Don’t expect federal COVID money to improve student performance0

    It’s hard to believe the claim by KSDE that the second round of federal COVID relief funding – $830 million – to school districts will be used to change the way schools do business in the Sunflower State. In the required spending plan filed with the feds for receiving the additional funding, KSDE states: existing

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