• 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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  • Education establishment prepping for post-COVID cash grab

    Education establishment prepping for post-COVID cash grab0

    You knew it was going to happen, as the country digs out financially from the effects of COVID-19– even though the reality is far better than was initially feared – the education establishment is positioning itself for claiming they are going to need more money. The latest installment of the Tallman Education Report is another

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  • 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
  • Kansas, just say no to feds push to teach critical race theory

    Kansas, just say no to feds push to teach critical race theory0

    The U.S. Department of Education has published a proposed rule in support of a grant program that would give money to schools that incorporate critical race theory in teaching American history.  Specifically, the feds are looking for history teachings “That Incorporate Racially, Ethnically, Culturally, and Linguistically into Teaching and Learning.” Joe Biden’s education department is

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  • Choice benefits kids in Florida, Indiana, and Arizona while Kansas resists

    Choice benefits kids in Florida, Indiana, and Arizona while Kansas resists0

    While Indiana is busy expanding school choice eligibility from 37,000 to 48,000 students, Kansas legislators are resisting even slight changes to existing school choice programs. What’s more, a Wall Street Journal editorial recently congratulated Indiana “for its leadership in establishing one of America’s most ambitious school voucher programs,” after the legislature expanded its primary school

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  • 2021 Education FactBook provides annual look at spending and achievement

    2021 Education FactBook provides annual look at spending and achievement0

    KPI’s 2021 Public Education FactBook has just been released. As in previous editions, this is an invaluable resource of data on overall spending, per-pupil spending, assessment results, employment, enrollment and much more. The information provided is on multiple levels – statewide, districtwide, and nationwide – and for multiple years, some information goes back several decades.

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