• Government’s entitlement mentality – Part 1

    Government’s entitlement mentality – Part 10

    To get a firm understanding of government’s entitlement mentality, imagine this conversation taking place at your neighbor’s front door. Susie:  “Yes?” Carmine: “Hi, my name is Carmine and I’m with the local school board.  I’m here to collect what you owe.” Susie: “What do you mean?  We paid our taxes.” Carmine: “On your income, sure,

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  • Non-KPERS funding sets another per-pupil record in 2015-16

    Non-KPERS funding sets another per-pupil record in 2015-161

    Just-spend-more proponents say KPERS spending shouldn’t count towards school funding, without acknowledging that non-KPERS funding set per-pupil records in 2014 and 2015.  And new data from the Kansas Department of Education shows another record was set last year. Total spending per-pupil did decline a bit last year, but only because of there was less spending

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  • Per-pupil funding still exceeds $13K, 2016-17 estimated to be another record year

    Per-pupil funding still exceeds $13K, 2016-17 estimated to be another record year0

    Per-pupil spending once again exceeded $13 thousand in the 2015-16 school year and the 2016-17 year is expected to be another record year for total and per-pupil expenditures. This according to financial data received from the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). After four consecutive years of record spending, per-pupil funding dipped to $13,015 in

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