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  • Survey shows Kansas parents satisfied with school choice program

    Survey shows Kansas parents satisfied with school choice program0

    More than three-quarters of those participating in the Kansas Tax Credit for Low-Income Students (TCS) program are satisfied with the program according to a recent parent survey. The survey was conducted through EdChoice and received responses from nearly 1,000 Kansas parents. Respondents included parents of students across the spectrum of school settings, including those participating

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  • Myths and truths about tax credit scholarship programs

    Myths and truths about tax credit scholarship programs0

    The only true school choice program in Kansas is the tax credit scholarship program. Kansas is one of 21 states across the nation that has adopted this method of giving families and students educational choice options. As in all school choice options, there is much misunderstanding and many myths about a tax credit scholarship program.

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  • Kansas is #3 in state aid, #38 in ‘bang for the education buck’

    Kansas is #3 in state aid, #38 in ‘bang for the education buck’0

    With school spending and student achievement going in opposite directions, Kansas has one of the worst productivity rankings (bang for the education buck) in the nation. A dollar spent in Kansas buys a lot more than a dollar in New York or California, so we adjust spending for comparison to other states using the Missouri

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  • Note to KSDE and SBOE: “Knowledge is Good”

    Note to KSDE and SBOE: “Knowledge is Good”0

    In the eyes of the State Board of Education, the concept that “knowledge is good” is no longer a taken-for-granted laughing matter as found in the lore of the movie Animal House. The evidence of that lies in the reaction of the SBOE and education commissioner Randy Watson to the results of the 2022 state

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  • Five things to know about K-12 education in Kansas

    Five things to know about K-12 education in Kansas0

    Educational opportunities in Kansas can be amongst the best in the nation if we focus on students instead of institutions, learn from the example of states like Florida, and move past the partial truths and talking points of “supporting public schools.” Since much of what has been written about K-12 education is either misleading orREAD MORE
  • KASB shows fundamental ignorance of school choice options

    KASB shows fundamental ignorance of school choice options0

    Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) is once again going after school choice. This time the target is the ESA (Education Spending/Savings Account). A recent KASB report and a follow-up podcast attempts to discredit what is one of the most effective ways to empower families with educational opportunities. KASB makes it abundantly clear that in

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