• School officials use paltering to deceive parents on student achievement

    School officials use paltering to deceive parents on student achievement0

    Former President Bill Clinton’s attempt to refute that he ‘is’ in a relationship with an intern may be the most famous example of paltering – intentionally misleading someone with careful wording that may technically be true. Paltering is a way of life for many in government who constantly deceive taxpayers, parents, you name it, to

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  • Lack of new achievement data makes COVID impact difficult to analyze

    Lack of new achievement data makes COVID impact difficult to analyze0

    For several years prior to the COVID pandemic, student achievement data in the form of state assessment results, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and ACT scores had been ticking downward in Kansas. The trend is likely attributable to the state board’s and KSDE’s deemphasizing student outcome success in terms of assessment results in

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  • 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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