• 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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  • 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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  • Kansas kids need money-follow-the-child programs

    Kansas kids need money-follow-the-child programs0

    If you aren’t satisfied with the outcome after decades of effort, what makes you think that doing the same things over and over again will produce a different result? That’s certainly the case with student achievement in Kansas, as evidenced by the 2020 ACT scores. The average 2020 ACT score in Kansas declined for theREAD MORE