• Expenses Up, Enrollment Down, and a Highly-Paid Staff at Kansas City Kansas Community College

    Expenses Up, Enrollment Down, and a Highly-Paid Staff at Kansas City Kansas Community College0

    Taxpayers in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties are on the hook for a highly-paid police force amidst several other highly-paid employees at Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC). This comes according to new payroll records for both FY 14-15 and FY 15-16 that have been added to KansasOpenGov.Org. The table below offers a few examples. Decisions

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  • More court-ordered money to schools wouldn’t make them any more accountable

    More court-ordered money to schools wouldn’t make them any more accountable0

    KASB asks the question: “What would Kansas schools do with more money?” Despite the fact that this is a question that could be asked every school year, since K-12 funding keeps increasing annually, the query is a reference to the pending Kansas Supreme Court decision in the Gannon case. And why not speculate? Given the

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  • KMBC-TV perpetuates false school funding claim

    KMBC-TV perpetuates false school funding claim0

    It’s bad enough when media’s rush to sensationalism gets them snookered into reporting false information, but they become accomplices when they willingly ignore data that undermines their initial report.  The most recent example comes from KMBC-TV in Kansas City, which aired a live phone interview with Kansas City, KS school superintendent Cynthia Lane last Wednesday,

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