• USD 500 Kansas City shortchanges teachers (again)

    USD 500 Kansas City shortchanges teachers (again)0

    The Kansas City, Kansas school district – USD 500 – spent just 1.2 percent more on teacher pay during the 2018 school year according to data provided by the district in an Open Records request.  That’s the same percentage increase for the total payroll, but there are some eye-opening outliers. Superintendent Cynthia Lane took home

  • 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