• Senator Kelly misleads on school property taxes

    Senator Kelly misleads on school property taxes5

    A proposal to drive student achievement AND lower property taxes statewide was deemed “dead on arrival” by a state legislator who seems uninterested in the plight of low income children who are two to three years’  worth of learning behind their more affluent peers. Senator Laura Kelly (D-Topeka) told KCUR Radio that she and other

  • Amend the Constitution to protect students

    Amend the Constitution to protect students0

    It’s hard to imagine that any court would threaten to violate students’ constitutional right to education by closing schools over a tiny funding dispute, but that’s the bizarre reality we face in Kansas.  Since statutory prohibition of school closure as set forth in K.S.A. 60-2106(d) and K.S.A. 72-64b03(b) is obviously insufficient to deter the Supreme

  • Rethinking Education Tomorrow

    Rethinking Education Tomorrow0

    Independence Community College recently hosted a TEDx event and I was honored to be an invited speaker.  TEDx Programs are created in the spirit of TED‘s mission, “ideas worth spreading” and are designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. “Rethinking  Education Tomorrow Starts with Understanding Outcomes