• 2017 Public Education Fact Book

    2017 Public Education Fact Book1

    KPI’s fifth annual Public Education Fact Book is a one-stop shop for data on public school information from The Sunflower State. Numerous scientific surveys show that citizens are grossly misinformed on many pertinent facts of public education in Kansas. Aid and spending per-pupil are much higher than many Kansans believe, and student achievement is lower

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  • Market-based solutions – the best approach to an overstated teacher shortage

    Market-based solutions – the best approach to an overstated teacher shortage0

    This is the best time of year to discuss the issue of teacher shortages. Emotion is removed from the equation because classrooms have been staffed and the school year is rapidly reaching the half-way mark. Without the pressure of a looming new school year, a more rational analysis of the issue can be offered. The

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  • KASB’s State Education Report Card – using facts to mask the truth

    KASB’s State Education Report Card – using facts to mask the truth0

    Truth is, after all, a moving target Hairs to split and pieces that don’t fit How can anybody be enlightened? Truth is, after all, so poorly lit – Neil Peart   There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. – Maya Angelou You gotta hand it to ‘em. The

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