Who is Mark Janus?
- February 11, 2020
Apparently there is considerable internet “chatter” in response to a blog that I wrote for KPI last week. The piece was in response to a vote to close a KCMO charter school due to poor performance. The “chatter” is in regard to the line, “Ultimately, all publicly-funded schools need to be held to the sameREAD MORE
Dear Governor Kelly, As I’m sure you know, Kansans have been hit with enormous property tax increases over the last twenty years. Property tax on real estate jumped 222% since 1997, which is more than four times the rate of inflation, and Kansas now has some of the highest effective property tax rates in theREAD MORE
This week, Mark Janus is visiting the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka to share his story. On June 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case, Janus v. AFSCME, that every public worker has a constitutional right to resign from a union whenever they want. Mark was a State of Illinois employee who disagreedREAD MORE
There will be no mention of basketball in this essay despite the fact that as a Phoenix Suns fan throughout my adult life, nothing could be worse than LeBron James joining the despicable, hated Los Angeles Lakers. (If there any Suns fans out there, you know exactly what I’m talking about.) Ok, that’s the onlyREAD MORE
The Kansas Supreme Court’s latest ruling that a six-year, $854-million funding increase is inadequate has renewed talk of amending the constitution, and that has evoked emotional responses from opponents. Some proponents have even been accused of being anti-education and ignoring the rule of law. Blanket charges of that nature are neither fair nor accurate; everyoneREAD MORE