• Proposed increased federal education spending won’t help kids

    Proposed increased federal education spending won’t help kids0

    Flying under the radar, obscured by the hot-button issue of multi-trillion dollar “infrastructure” bills and a newly energized COVID concern, is a proposed increase by the Biden administration to more than double the largest federal education instructional program. Title I, as the program is commonly known, was established in 1965 “to support school districts in

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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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  • Schools should educate, not indoctrinate with critical race theory

    Schools should educate, not indoctrinate with critical race theory0

    Parents are outraged that schools in Kansas and across the nation are indoctrinating their children with the ideology of critical race theory.  And predictably – instead of listening – education officials are playing semantic games and trying to pretend that their insidious indoctrination techniques don’t exist. The Blue Valley school district, for example, showed students

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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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