• Educational opportunity opponents ignore students’ needs

    Educational opportunity opponents ignore students’ needs0

    Several Kansas state senators spoke at length this week in opposition to a better educational opportunity for students who are deemed academically or financially at-risk by school districts.  They raised (patently false) constitutional violations, said tax credits are loopholes to defund education (not true, but ironically hypocritical), and expressed grave concerns that the institution of

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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
  • A reminder that low-income students perform better in private schools

    A reminder that low-income students perform better in private schools0

    The eleventh annual National School Choice Week is a perfect time to serve as a reminder that private schools do a better job of getting low-income students college/career ready than public schools. As KPI has shown in previous years, a much higher percentage of students attending parochial schools in Kansas urban areas scored more college/career

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  • Students need meaningful school choice, not federal theater

    Students need meaningful school choice, not federal theater0

    School children around this country are suffering amidst social isolation, learning challenges with remote or part-time learning, and the general fear of a global pandemic. Research clearly shows those effects are falling hardest on at-risk, low-income, and special needs students. This also means that children of color are being disproportionately harmed. We all know ofREAD MORE
  • It’s time to change the rules on the Kansas charter school law

    It’s time to change the rules on the Kansas charter school law0

    Lost in the fog of COVID, the Center for Education Reform (CER) released their 2020 national charter school law rankings. To what should be no surprise to anyone, Kansas’s charter school law once again received a grade of F, ranking 45th out of 46 states (including D.C.) that have charter school laws. All you need

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  • What the Espinoza decision means for school choice in Kansas

    What the Espinoza decision means for school choice in Kansas0

    The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue is hailed as a victory by school choice advocates. In short, the court held that public money can be used by students and families for education in a religious school. It struck down the doctrine held in what are known as Blaine Amendments

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