• School lobby pushes money correlation myth

    School lobby pushes money correlation myth0

    The new WestEd school cost study says “funding alone is not enough;…if one fails to consider how well resources are used, then increasing how much resources are provided may have a limited effect on student outcomes.”  But the Kansas school lobby is vigorously pushing the money correlation myth, hoping legislators and parents will think spending

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  • How money is spent, not how much, is key in K-12 spending, Hanushek tells Kansans

    How money is spent, not how much, is key in K-12 spending, Hanushek tells Kansans0

    “How money is spent is much more important than how much money is spent,” when it comes to government spending. This is the key takeaway from Dr. Eric Hanushek’s recent trip to Kansas. Hanushek is an internationally acclaimed economist and a Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He has literally written the book on

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  • Nationwide report card shows Kansas continues to perform below national average

    Nationwide report card shows Kansas continues to perform below national average0

    Once again, the Kansas education system has been ranked in the bottom half of the states, lagging behind the nation as a whole. The 22nd annual edition of Quality Counts, a nationwide report card that provides a letter grade for each state’s education system was recently released. Kansas earned an overall grade of C, with

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  • 2018 State of the State Fails Students

    2018 State of the State Fails Students0

    In his 2018 State of the State address, Governor Brownback said Kansas cannot go down “…the primrose path of thinking that educational results can be forced by massive infusions of taxpayer money alone.”  And then he proposed doing exactly what he correctly said won’t work – giving local school boards $600 million more over five

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  • Will $17K Per-Pupil Make Achievement Acceptable?

    Will $17K Per-Pupil Make Achievement Acceptable?0

    “How much” may be the number one question bandied about as the 2018 legislative session gets underway – as in, how much money will it take to satisfy the Supreme Court on school funding – but that’s not the most important question.  Regardless of whether legislators choose to add a single dollar to the record

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  • Student Achievement Key to Future of Kansas, Not Money

    Student Achievement Key to Future of Kansas, Not Money0

    Dramatically better student achievement is key to the future of Kansas, but sadly, the education lobby and their taxpayer-funded lawyers believe money is what matters.  They want parents to believe that simply meeting their financial demands with huge tax increases will magically improve outcomes and they don’t let facts get in their way. A recent

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