• The Fiscal Effects of the Kansas Tax Credit for Low Income Students

    The Fiscal Effects of the Kansas Tax Credit for Low Income Students0

    The Fiscal Effects of the Kansas Tax Credit for Low Income Students Scholarship Program By Martin Lueken Legislators in the Sunflower State currently are debating a bill to create an education savings account (ESA) program for families of K-12 students.  Some policymakers have expressed concern about the potential fiscal impact of such a program. Fortunately,READ MORE
  • 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