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  • In Memoriam: Ethelmae Humphreys, Lioness for Liberty

    In Memoriam: Ethelmae Humphreys, Lioness for Liberty0

    Her friends at the Cato Institute call Ethelmae Humphreys the grande dame of the libertarian movement.  Her business colleagues say she was the matriarch of the roofing business.  She was a cherished Advisor of the Kansas Policy Institute family.  To David, Sarah, and John, she was Mom.  The world lost an amazing woman when Ethelmae

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  • KSDE deceives legislators about student achievement

    KSDE deceives legislators about student achievement0

    It’s pretty telling when student achievement is so low that the Kansas Department of Education will only talk about it in generalities. Testimony presented by Deputy Commissioner Bran Neuenswander said state assessment scores were on a decline between 2015 and 2018, began to “level off” in 2019, but then fell in 2021.  (The assessment wasn’t

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  • National study’s evidence of structural segregation in public education also true in Kansas

    National study’s evidence of structural segregation in public education also true in Kansas0

    Information from the Urban Institute, in a research project titled Dividing Lines, reveals how gerrymandering of attendance zones within school districts reinforces and perpetuates segregation along racial lines in public schools in urban areas across the country.  The Urban Institute analyzed student populations in which there was a substantial difference in the racial make-up of adjoining

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