• Consequences, not spending, drive changes in student achievement

    Consequences, not spending, drive changes in student achievement0

    (This column is written by KPI scholar David Dorsey, who formerly taught in Kansas public schools for more than a decade.) Recently I showed how the Supreme Court’s belief of a relationship between education spending and student achievement is fundamentally flawed. Throughout the Gannon case – the Court’s Gannon VI decision is expected any time

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  • State’s charter school law once again earns an “F”

    State’s charter school law once again earns an “F”0

    Amidst all the turmoil and tumult that defines the state of education finance in Kansas, at least one education issue is a steady-as-she-goes: Kansas gets an “F” in its charter school law. The just-released 2018 National Charter School Law Rankings and Scorecard 2018 once again gives the Sunflower State a failing grade when it comes

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  • Kansans Reject Supreme Court School Control

    Kansans Reject Supreme Court School Control0

    Legislators are facing a political dilemma when they return to Topeka in January.  They must either represent the will of the people who elected them or they must firmly reject Supreme Court school control. Supreme Court control of schools seen via a court demand of nearly $1 billion more in school funding. As we wrote

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