• Educators mislead Civil Rights Commission

    Educators mislead Civil Rights Commission0

    You can add ‘misleading the Kansas Advisory Council to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission’ to the list of ethical lapses committed by educators in their pursuit of money.  The Advisory Council took testimony earlier this year to determine whether the Kansas school funding formula contributes to disparities in student achievement on the basis of race,

  • Kansas school boards skimp on teacher pay

    Kansas school boards skimp on teacher pay0

    Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) chief lobbyist Mark Tallman’s recent post says teacher pay is too low, but he left out one important detail – low teacher pay is a conscious decision of local school board members.  Tallman cites teacher pay estimates from the National Center for Education Statistics showing average teacher pay is

  • About that Tallman Education Report…just one more thing

    About that Tallman Education Report…just one more thing0

    In an early ‘70s Columbo episode, the iconic detective was convinced that a recorded phone conversation was the key to proving Columbo’s suspect was indeed the murderer. He listened to the tape again and again, hoping to hear a background noise that didn’t belong, thus proving the suspect (in this case Robert Culp, who played